ITV has confirmed both stars have signed up to make three, two-hour films, set just after the end of World War II.
Penned by Anthony Horowitz, who also created Midsomer Murders, the series will see Christopher Foyle take up the post of Senior Intelligence Officer, helping to protect a changing post-war Britain.
Meanwhile, Honeysuckle Weeks’ character Samantha Stewart is now happily married and finds herself back working with her old boss, in a totally fresh job.
ITV’s Laura Mackie said: “We’re delighted to be bringing back one of ITV’s most original and successful crime titles. Anthony has found a brilliant and inventive way to move Foyle into the post-war era.”
Foyle’s War became an instant hit when it first appeared on our screens in 2002 and viewers recognised familiar landmarks in Hastings where most of the seven series were shot until 2010.
For instance, Foyle lives in Hastings and his address – Steep Street – was filmed at Croft Road in the old town, while The High Street, Post Office Passage and Church Street also popped up regularly in every series.
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