Acorn Media Producing New Episodes of 'Foyle's War'23 Feb, 2012 By: John Latchem
Acorn Media, ITV and Eleventh Hour Films are producing a new season of British World War II detective series “Foyle’s War.” The show was created by Anthony Horowitz and stars Michael Kitchen.
“Foyle’s War” last aired in May 2010, and all 22 episodes have been released on DVD by Acorn, which acquired permanent ownership of the series in November 2010 and has been working to produce new episodes. Three two-hour movies have been ordered from Eleventh Hour Films.
“Since acquiring the series, it’s been Acorn Media’s top priority to work closely with Jill Green and Anthony Horowitz to develop new episodes,” said Mark Stevens, president of Acorn Media U.S. “We’re excited to bring back one of Acorn’s most successful series and move Foyle in a new direction.”
The previous episodes are bunched into seven seasons, spread across six DVD volumes. Acorn has held DVD rights to the series since 2003. The DVDs presenting seasons one and two of the series are Acorn Media’s top two bestselling DVDs of all time in America.
The eighth season 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. In his new role as a senior intelligence officer, Foyle discovers that the British establishment is rife with communist sympathizers and traitors.
“Foyle’s War” will go into production in London in September, and the new episodes will air in the United States and United Kingdom in 2013. The U.S. broadcaster still is being finalized.