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Series Eight of FOYLE’S WAR announced.

Acorn Media, ITV, and Eleventh Hour Films have announced that FOYLE’S WAR will return for an eighth series.

This series will feature three two-hour films and will be set shortly after WW II. Foyle, now a Senior Intelligence Officer, steps into the world of espionage and stories will include tales of government corruption and spies within the Atomic community.

According to Eleventh Hour Films, the production company behind Foyle’s War, these new stories have been researched and are based on real-life events.

Star Michael Kitchen ((My Week with Marilyn, Out of Africa) will be returning in the title role. There is no word regarding other cast members, but it is expected that regular Honeysuckle Weeks will return as Samantha Stewart.

Said Michael Kitchen: “It’s great to be wanted and a pleasure to be back.”

Series creator Anthony Horowitz (Mulholland Books’ new Sherlock Holmes novel House of Silk, the Alex Rider novels, Midsomer Murders and Agatha Christie’s Poirot TV series) will return to write two of the three stories, with Foyles War vet David Kane (Taggart, Sea of Souls, Rebus) penning the other.

“I have returned to Foyle’s War because there are still some amazing stories I want to tell,” Horowitz said. “The war may be over but Foyle’s career goes on.”

Foyle’s War will go into production in London in September, and the new episodes will air in the U.S. and U.K. in 2013. The U.S. broadcaster is still being finalized.