Hey, “Foyles War” Fans! The final three mysteries of the iconic show will make their exclusive U.S. premiere on Acorn.TV beginning Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. If you haven’t checked out this show yet, it’s worth a look.
Michael Kitchen stars as Christopher Foyle, a Senior Intelligence Officer for the secret service, MI5, ably assisted by Sam Wainwright (Honeysuckle Weeks). And check this out – two-time Emmy nominee John Mahoney (Frasier’s dad on “Frasier” – we love that show) will guest star in the first episode.
“Foyle’s War” is created and written by renowned novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz, who wrote the new Sherlock Holmes novel, “Moriarty,” and is currently writing a new James Bond novel. Inspired by real events in the early Cold War, the three new feature-length mysteries in Season 8 (known as Series 9 in the U.K.) will be added on Monday, Feb. 2 (High Castle), Monday, Feb. 9 (Trespass), and Monday, Feb. 16 (Elise). After Feb. 16, all eight seasons will be available ONLY on Acorn TV to watch anytime.
Several actors from the previous season are returning, including Daniel Weyman as Adam Wainwright, Ellie Haddington as Hilda Pierce, Tim McMullan as Valentine and Rupert Vansittart as Sir Alec Myerson. The new season is being produced by John Chapman (“Cracker”) with directors Stuart Orme (“Jack Taylor”) and Andy Hay (“New Tricks”).
RLJ Entertainment’s Acorn brand will also release Season 8/Series 9 as Set 8 on DVD and Blu-ray in April 2015, and syndicate the episodes to public television stations nationwide in May 2015.
More on the final three mysteries:
High Castle – Premieres Monday, Feb. 2
A university professor who had been working as a translator at the Nuremberg trials is stabbed to death. As Foyle investigates, he delves into the world of international oil politics and corrupt Nazi businessmen. Sam assists the murder inquiry by going undercover, despite her pregnancy. Guest starring John Mahoney.
Trespass – Premieres Monday, Feb. 9
As Britain debates the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, the son of a wealthy Jewish businessman is assaulted. The flames of anti-Semitism have recently been fanned in London by Charles Lucas, a right-wing writer, and Foyle suspects the attack was racially motivated.
Elise – Premieres Monday, Feb. 16 (Series Finale)
After an attempt on Hilda Pierce’s life, Foyle scrutinizes her work for the Special Operations Executive during the war. Could this be related to the deaths of nine SOE agents in France and rumors of a traitor called Plato?
Available at www.Acorn.TV, via the iTunes App store, Samsung Smart TVs/Blu-rays, and its popular Roku channel, Acorn TV is the first British TV focused streaming service in North America. Given the limited broadcast options for U.S. viewers to watch first rate international programs, Acorn TV offers U.S. fans the opportunity to not only stream many of their favorite series but, more importantly, discover new and classic programs previously unavailable to U.S. and Canadian audiences.
Acorn TV features a growing catalog of mysteries, dramas, documentaries, and comedies for catch-up viewing and discovery of new series, with no set end dates. 2014 U.S. premieres included “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Series 2,” “Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case,” BBC drama “The Field of Blood,” and new episodes from “Jack Irish,” “Midsomer Murders,” and “George Gently,” among many others. Acorn TV offers a free 30-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year.
COMING SOON: Acorn TV is also exclusively premiering Jamie Dornan’s new miniseries “New Worlds,” beginning Feb. 16. The critically-acclaimed British period drama features the “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “The Fall” star as a romantic idealist and heroic outlaw during the turbulent 1680s.