'Foyle's War' to Masterpiece Mystery! on PBS in summer 2013
By April MacIntyre Sep 12, 2012, 19:05 GMT
UK drama "Foyle’s War" new episodes are coming to Masterpiece Mystery next summer.
Masterpiece on PBS has been airing Foyle’s War since 2004.
Acorn Media purchased Foyle’s War in November 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 of the series are Acorn Media U.S.’s top two best-selling DVDs of all time.
Acorn Media, MASTERPIECE/WGBH, ITV and Eleventh Hour Films release the first images from the set of the new series 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."
From Acorn and PBS
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 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 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 x 120 minute films 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 Café, Luther) and Tim McMullen (The Woman In Black, Silk).
Headquartered in suburban Washington, D.C., Acorn Media U.S. specializes in the best of British television on DVD/Blu-ray.
2012 releases include I, Claudius: 35th Anniversary Edition; the Blu-ray debuts for the original Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and the first six series of Agatha Christie’s Poirot; Judi Dench in Love in a Cold Climate; The Best of Foyle’s War; Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, The Story of Costume Drama; Damian Lewis in The Forsyte Saga Collection; Young James Herriot, Kidnap & Ransom, Vexed, Special Branch; The Crimson Petal and the White; and more episodes from Garrow’s Law, New Tricks, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, and George Gently.
Acorn’s DVD sets are available from select retailers, catalog companies, and direct from Acorn Media at (888) 870-8047 or www.acornonline.com.
Select series are available for streaming at Acorn TV, http://acornonline.com/TV