By a Front Row Features Staff Report
Acorn Media, Masterpiece/WGBH, ITV and Eleventh Hour Films released today the first images from the set of “Foyle’s War.” The three new episodes will air as part of the Masterpiece Mystery! Season on PBS in summer of 2013.
“World War II may be over, but Christopher Foyle’s war against injustice and wrong-doing rages on,” says Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton. “His very loyal American fans will be thrilled.”
Starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks and created by celebrated novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz, the series will see Foyle and loyal friend Sam in a new post War era as their worlds shift into those of MI5.
With many stories based on real life cases, Foyle (Kitchen) will focus his attention on the world of espionage as he gathers secret intelligence in support of Britain’s security, defence and the Government’s foreign and economic policies.
In his new role as a Senior Intelligence Officer, Foyle discovers that the British establishment is rife with communist sympathisers 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.
Meanwhile, Sam (Weeks) is happily married to local MP Adam and finding her feet as a wife with a daunting role in local politics. Reunited with Foyle, she is also offered a surprising new working role.
The three films, which each run two hours, have been ordered from Eleventh Hour Films, the production company founded by producer Jill Green. Series 8 will co-star Daniel Weyman (“Great Expectations”), Ellie Haddington (“The Cafe,” “Luther”) and Tim McMullen (“The Woman in Black,” “Silk”).
“Foyle’s War” has been airing on Masterpiece on PBS since 2004.
Acorn Media purchased “Foyle’s War” in 2010 and worked closely with producer Jill Green and creator-writer Anthony Horowitz to develop new episodes. These episodes mark the first time Acorn Media has produced original drama content. Acorn has been releasing “Foyle’s War” on home video in North America since 2003. The DVDs presenting Series 1 and 2 are Acorn Media U.S.’s top two best-selling DVDs of all time.