Crime drama Lewis is still proving to be a ratings hit for ITV with over five million viewers watching each Monday evening, but star Kevin Whately has given a strong hint that this may be its last series.
Speaking at the Radio Times covers’ party, the actor said: “I’m having a year off whatever happens. I’m not making any this year and Laurence [Fox] isn’t either. So there’s a slight possibility we might do a couple next year. But we’d really quite like to finish it.”
When asked about the resolution to theses latest episodes, Whately added: “It’s rounded off, but it’s very difficult to let go of something as successful as that. But it’s probably about time.”
Lewis began life in 2006 as a spin-off pilot of Inspector Morse, but has subsequently filmed seven series. On the topic of its continuing popularity, Whately said: “It’s a huge success and I’m hugely grateful for it. I have nothing but good memories. I love the character and the show, but it might be time that we stopped.”