Foyle's War Isn"t Over Yet…

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ITV, Acorn Media and Eleventh Hour Films have confirmed a new series (3 x 120 mins) of Foyle’s War, the long-running drama series starring Michael Kitchen and created by novelist/screenwriter Anthony Horowitz.

Foyle’s War debuted in 2002 and initially focused on the early years of WW2. However the new batch of films is set just after the War, during a period of austerity and doubt. Stories will range from Foyle identifying atomic spies to a “true story” of government corruption.  

ITV has ordered the films from Eleventh Hour Films, the production company founded by producer Jill Green.  “It is great that both Anthony and Michael wanted to continue and create a new role for Foyle in a part of history less familiar on TV,” commented Green.

Foyle’s War will go into production in London in September and the new episodes will broadcast on ITV1 in 2013.  Anthony will write films 1 and 3 with David Kane responsible for episode 2.

Speaking about Foyle’s War, 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.”

The return of Foyle’s War has been in development since Acorn Media, a leading distributor of British television in the US, purchased all rights to the series in November 2010. Series 8 was commissioned for ITV by Drama Commissioning team Laura Mackie and Sally Haynes.