Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Season of Foyle's War Commissioned

Foyle's War

We're not sure if this is new news or old news, but it's great news.

Foyle's War is returning for an eighth season (series).

Acorn Media, ITV, and Eleventh Hour Films have confirmed a new series of this superb crime drama starring Michael Kitchen and created by novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz.

Series 8 will be set during the early period after World War II with Foyle focusing his attention 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. The stories will range from Foyle identifying highly placed atomic spies to a true story of government corruption. A world of transition where the values and certainties of the war have given way to austerity, exhaustion and doubts about the direction the new government is taking.

In his new role as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Foyle discovers that the British establishment is rife with communist sympathizers and traitors. In this delicately balanced period in history, 1946-47, Foyle will use all his intelligence, guile and intuition to keep the country safe.

Said Michael Kitchen: "It's great to be wanted and a pleasure to be back."

Three two-hour films have been ordered from Eleventh Hour Films, which takes pride in the research work undertaken for each story as all three episodes are firmly based on true stories from 1946 onwards.

Foyle's War will go into production in London in September, and the new episodes will air in the US and UK in 2013. Anthony Horowitz will write episodes 1 and 3 with David Kane responsible for episode 2.

Speaking about Foyle's new role, 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."

(This will actually be the seventh season — series — for US viewers, as the fourth and fifth UK seasons were combined into a single one, when released as a DVD set in the US. You can read our reviews of the fifth and sixth DVD sets on Mr. E. Reviews.)


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