Foyle’s War detective series resumes on Masterpiece Mystery September 15th, also streaming at Acorn TV and Blu-ray too
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!TV) 2013/9/11 – “Since acquiring Foyle’s War in November 2010, we have been working closely with its creators to develop these new episodes,” says RLJ Entertainment chief executive officer Miguel Penella. “In these three gripping mysteries, Christopher Foyle makes a natural transition from policing during World War II to intelligence gathering during the Cold War. We’re thrilled to offer these exciting new episodes across several platforms, so consumers can watch them whenever and however they like.”
One of PBS’s most popular programs returns this month. Foyle’s War returns with three episodes on Masterpiece Mystery. The dates are September Sept. 15th, 22nd, and 29th. It streams on Acorn TV beginning Sept. 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Set 7 is also available on DVD and Blu-ray from Acorn on Sept. 24th with nearly two hours of bonus features.
RLJ Entertainment’s proprietary digital channel Acorn TV is the first British-focused streaming service in North America, will offer each new episode online for catch-up viewing.
Foyle’s War is set in 1946 after the end of World War II. The Cold War has started in 1946 London. DCS Christopher Foyle (played by Michael Kitchen) has retired from police work. Britain’s secret intelligence service compels him to join its ranks. Reunited with his former colleague, newlywed Sam Wainwright (played by Honeysuckle WeeksJ), Foyle and his colleagues face new deadly threats in the world of spies and counterintelligence.
The Eternity Ring: Returning from America, Foyle gets drawn into an MI5 investigation of a Russian spy ring in which Sam, his former driver, has been implicated.
The Cage Foyle’s inquiry into the deaths of several Russian defectors leads him to a mysterious military facility.
Sunflower Foyle is charged with looking into assassination attempts against an ex-Nazi defector under MI5’s protection.
Folye’s War premiered on ITV in 2002 and PBS in 2003. The stories and characters are engaging and the historical details is accurate.
The new episodes also debut on DVD and, for the first time, Blu-ray from Acorn on Sept. 24. Included on the Blu-ray and DVD are the complete U.K. broadcast edition and nearly two hours of bonus features, which includes a recap of Sets 1-6, four behind-the-scenes featurettes (86 min.), introductions by writer & creator Anthony Horowitz (15 min.), and more ($49.99 each, AcornOnline.com <>). The trailer for the new season is available online.
The Making of Foyle’s War
RLJ Entertainment is already in development for another season as well.