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Season 8 of 'Foyle's War' in the works

Feb. 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An eighth season of the detective series "Foyle's War" is in the works, the British show's producers and distributors said.

Production on the three 2-hour films is to begin in September in London, Acorn Media, ITV and Eleventh Hour Films announced Thursday. The new episodes will air on ITV in the United Kingdom next year. The U.S. broadcaster is still being finalized.

Starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks, the series was created by novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz. It last aired in the United States on PBS' Mystery! in May 2010.

Season 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," a synopsis said. "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."

"It's great to be wanted and a pleasure to be back," Kitchen said in a statement.

Acorn Media is a distributor of British television programming in the United States. It acquired permanent ownership of "Foyle's War" in November 2010 and has been releasing the series on home video in North America since 2003.

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