Previously on Lewis: Intelligent Design.
No-one really expected this would happen. All involved had, before last year, pronounced the seventh series of Lewis (by UK count, not Masterpiece count) the last one. So of course the fandom had held out hope, but I think we’d all sort of wished them farewell with a teary eye and made our peace with it, but apparently the series continued to get such a positive response that they asked Whately, Fox, Front, and Holman to return for another go. Kevin Whately has gone on record saying that he’s doing it sort of reluctantly and that he hadn’t really planned on being this involved in this series at all, but that it just happened and he’s not unhappy about it, either, because making the series is always a lot of fun. He went on to say that he’s willing to do one more, but would feel bad at making more Lewis than there has been Morse — at 30 episodes, they’re closing in. Continue reading →
ITV Commissions New Series of Lewis!
Laurence Fox tweeted this picture this morning:
And then ITV followed up with this press release! Follow the link above to get to the full document. But have this quote before you go:
Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox reprise their roles as the detectives who investigate grisly murders against the backdrop of the beautiful university spires of Oxford. But this time it’s different… After an extended break from the Police, Hathaway has been promoted to Inspector. When the chemistry that exists with Lewis eludes Hathaway, retired Lewis is drafted back to renew their partnership. It’s a new dynamic for our detectives, but one they’ll have to come to terms with quickly if they are to achieve results.
Lewis will return with six new episodes in what’s going to be Series 8. Laurence Fox has confirmed, on Twitter, that filming will take place in the spring. So, two things to look forward to: new episodes of Lewis and new behind-the-scenes tweets and photos from Mr Fox and Mr Whately. #henman