Acorn Media has some truly awesome titles in its catalog, including Foyle’s War, which the company purchased in 2010 and began working with producer Jill Green and creator/writer Anthony Horowitz to develop new episodes. Acorn has released the show on DVD since 2003, and Series 1 and 2 are their top two best-selling DVDs of all time. No shocker there!
Well, Foyle’s War fans, I’ve got great news for you. Three new 120-minute episodes will air as part of the Masterpiece Mystery! season on PBS in the summer of 2013. I know that seems like a long ways away, but below are a couple of brand new images to get you revved up for Series 8. Love the WWII era clothing, decor, autos and planes in this show, not to mention the fine acting, of course.
Created by novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz and starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks, Series 8 will see Foyle and loyal friend Sam in a new post-War era as their worlds shift into those of MI5.
With many of the 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, defense, 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. During this delicately balanced period in history, 1946 to 1947, he’ll have to 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’s also offered a surprising new working role.
Foyle’s War Series 8 co-stars Daniel Weyman (Great Expectations), Ellie Haddington (The Café, Luther) and Tim McMullen (The Woman In Black, Silk).
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To hold you over, check out these recent and upcoming DVDs from Acorn Media:
- The Crimson Petal and the White
- New Tricks Season 8
- Special Branch Set 1
- Midsomer Murders: Mayhem & Mystery Files