As if the 2014 telly drama cabinet wasn’t full enough with new series of the likes of Downton Abbey, Sherlock, Call the Midwife, Mr. Selfridge, Endeavour, Last Tango in Halifax, DCI Banks, Scott & Bailey, New Tricks and Poirot along with new series premieres of Death Comes to Pemberley and Breathless, comes the absolutely brilliant news today from across the pond.
Acorn Productions, ITV, and Eleventh Hour Films confirmed Wednesday a new series of Foyle’s War starring Michael Kitchen as Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service-MI5 and Honeysuckle Weeks as Samantha Stewart, Foyle’s most trusted associate and ally. Created and written by noted novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz, the three new episodes will be filmed in Liverpool, which doubles for post-war London, and will again be inspired by real events in the early Cold War.
According to Acorn, the new series will explore powerful American and German industrialists, the latter from the chemical giant I G Farben, accused of fueling Hitler’s War Machine, and reflect on the tangled web of promises to the Jews to create a state of Israel in British Palestine. The major blight of post war Britain, the Black Market, will also feature with the focus on some of the darkest secrets from operations conducted by the British secret service during WW2.
Trailer for Foyle’s War 8
Long-range plans for the new episodes call for a 2015 transmission on ITV1 and, hopefully, soon after on PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery! series in the States.