The hit British series, Foyle’s War, is returning with three new episodes that will air as part of the Masterpiece Mystery! season on PBS in Summer 2013.
“World War II may be over, but Christopher Foyle’s war against injustice and wrongdoing rages on,” said Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton. “His very loyal American fans will be thrilled.”
Indeed! We’re thrilled just knowing new episodes are on the way.
The new series is set in the post-war years of 1946-47, and Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks return as Foyle and his loyal friend Sam, whose worlds shift from the Hastings police to MI-5.
Foyle is now a Senior Intelligence Officer, and his focus is on the world of espionage as he gathers secret intelligence in support of Britain’s security, defense, and the Government’s foreign and economic policies. Sam is happily married to local MP Adam and getting accustomed to being a wife with a daunting role in local politics. Reunited with Foyle, she is also offered a surprising new working role.
Many of the stories in the three two-hour films are based on real-life cases, and Foyle must use all of his intelligence, guile and intuition to keep the country safe as he discovers that the British establishment is rife with communist sympathizers and traitors.
Production on this eighth series of Foyle’s War has begun in Dublin, Ireland and is set to wrap in December. Series costars include Daniel Weyman (Colditz), Ellie Haddington (Luther), and Tim McMullen (Sense & Sensibility), as well as Ruth McCabe (Single-Handed) and Simon Coury (Murphy’s Law).
Created by novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz, Foyle’s War has been airing in the U.S. on PBS’ Masterpiece since 2004, and the Series 8 episodes will be the first new ones to air since 2010.
This marks the first time that Acorn Media, the exclusive DVD distributor of many of the best British TV series, has produced original content. Its online video site, Acorn TV, will begin streaming all Foyle’s War episodes (Series 1-7) beginning October 1.