Three new 120-minute episodes will begin filming in London in September, for broadcast on ITV1 next year. Creator Anthony Horowitz will write two of the episodes, with David Kane writing Episode 2.
Actor Michael Kitchen, who plays the title character, commented: “It’s great to be wanted and a pleasure to be back.”
Horowitz added: “I have returned to Foyle’s War because there are still some amazing stories I want to tell. The war may be over but Foyle’s career goes on.”
Foyle’s War first aired in 2002 and was axed in 2007, only to be brought back for a seventh series due to popular demand.
Set during the early period after World War Two, Series 8 will see Foyle 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.
The new stories will range from Foyle identifying highly placed atomic spies to a true story of government corruption.
Actress Honeysuckle Weeks is also expected to return as Samantha Stewart.
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