Michael Kitchen is to return in a new three-part run of Foyle’s War, the ITV1 detective drama created by Anthony Horowitz.
Set during the early period after the Second World War, Foyle – in his new job as a Senior Intelligence Officer – will 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.
ITV said of the show’s return: “The stories will range from Foyle identifying highly placed atomic spies to a true story of government corruption. A world of transition where the values and certainties of the war have given way to austerity, exhaustion and doubts about the direction the new government is taking.
“Foyle discovers that the British establishment is rife with communist sympathisers and traitors and in this delicately balanced period in history, he will use all his intelligence, guile and intuition to keep the country safe.”
Speaking about Foyle’s new role, lead writer Anthony Horowitz said:
“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.”
Michael Kitchen, who has played Christopher Foyle since 2002, commented: “It’s great to be wanted and a pleasure to be back.”
Also expected to return to the series is co-star Honeysuckle Weeks, whose character, Samantha Stewart, is now married and relishing domesticity. Sam also enters a fresh era in an apparently surprising new role.
Foyle’s War will go into production in London in September, with the three episodes scheduled for broadcast on ITV1 in 2013. Anthony Horowitz is to write the first and third case, with David Kane responsible for the second.