Foyle’d one more time
ITV, Acorn Media, and Eleventh Hour Films confirmed early yesterday a new series of Foyle’s War starring Michael Kitchen in his new role as Senior Intelligence Officer. According to ITV, the new series of 3, two-hour programs will be set during the early period after World War II with Foyle focusing his attention on the world of espionage, gathering secret intelligence in support of Britain’s security, defense and the Government’s foreign and economic policies.
The series is now in production in Ireland and has been tentatively targeted for a 2013 broadcast on ITV1 and PBS as part of the Masterpiece series. Originally part of the Mystery series on PBS in 2002, it’s been three years since we last crossed paths with Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle. According to novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz, who will write episodes 1 and 3, the new Foyle’s War will begin in a post-war era Britain. Besides Kitchen returning as Foyle, Honeysuckle Weeks is also expected to return playing the established character of Samantha Stewart.
Sounding genuinely excited over the prospect of returning to the world of Foyle, Horowitz said: “I have returned to Foyle’s War because there are still some amazing stories I want to tell. The war may be over but Foyle’s career goes on.”
Thanks to the great folks and good friends of Tellyspotting over at Acorn Media, who acquired the rights to the entire Foyle’s War library back in November 2010 and have been working closely with producer Jill Green and Anthony Horowitz to develop the new episodes, and both ITV and Eleventh Hour, here are a couple of stills from the current series ‘in-production’ to tide you over until 2013. Enjoy!