Great news today for Foyle’s War fans! The show has been renewed for a new ninth series by Acorn Media and ITV.
The new series will begin filming in January 2014 and will air sometime in the UK and US in 2015. They’ve commissioned 3 further feature length episodes.
In his role as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service-MI5 Foyle (Michael Kitchen is returning) continues to be immersed in the dangerous world of espionage at a time in our country’s history when political and foreign governmental relationships were delicately balanced. Honeysuckle Weeks also returns to her role as Samantha Stewart, Foyle’s trusted associate and ally who successfully navigates the shadowy world of intelligence and dedicatedly assists her former boss as he seeks to uncover the truth of the cases he investigates.
With each episode scripted by creator Anthony Horowitz, he will explore powerful American and German industrialists, the latter from the chemical giant I G Farben, accused of fuelling 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.
We’re really excited about this. Even though we’re sad that Foyle has left the war in the title far behind him, we really enjoyed the last series. Really most of us will happily stare at Michael Kitchen silently reading a book.