'Foyle's War' will return in 2013

  • Article by: TISH WELLS , McClatchy News Service
  • Updated: September 26, 2012 - 3:23 PM

A trio of episodes to air on PBS.

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Michael Kitchen stars as Inspector Foyle and Honeysuckle Weeks plays his assistant, Sam, in “Foyle’s War.”

It will be another year yet, but new episodes of "Foyle's War" will be returning to PBS in 2013.

"Masterpiece Mystery," along with Acorn Media and Eleventh Hour Films, have come together to do a trio of episodes starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks as Inspector Foyle and his assistant, Sam.

"Foyle's War" was a series set during World War II in the English countryside. Foyle dealt with local tensions caused by a number of challenges: American troops clashing with locals, German POWs, threats to the American aid for Britain, and art theft.

The new series is based on the hungry years after the war, 1946-1947, when England was still enduring rationing and other hardships.

According to PBS, Foyle has become a "senior intelligence officer" dealing with "communist sympathizers and traitors." He's involved in the world of espionage "in support of Britain's security, defense and the government."

The "Foyle's" series has been part of PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery" for eight years.

For the new series, Acorn Media worked with the creator, Anthony Horowitz, and producer Jill Green, who also founded Eleventh Hour Films.

In June, Acorn Media released "The Best of Foyle's War," a collection chosen by actor Michael Kitchen of six feature-length episodes.

Also included were interviews with Horowitz and Weeks.

"Foyle's War" has been a hit in the U.K. since 2002.

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