Lewis ITV Commissions more episodes of Lewis

Productions July 1, 2010

ITV’s Drama commissioning team today confirmed a new series of the hit drama Lewis starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox.

Following the success of series four of the detective drama this spring, four new episodes will go into production in July. Over nine million viewers watched the most recent series. The new series will once again feature Kevin Whately as Inspector Robbie Lewis with Laurence Fox as his partner DS Hathaway investigating murders against the glorious backdrop of Oxford.

The series, an ITV Studios production, is produced by Chris Burt who has been at the helm of all 16 films since the launch of Lewis in 2006. The executive producers are Mammoth Screen’s Michele Buck and Damien Timmer.

Says Sally Haynes, ITV’s Controller of Drama commissioning: “Lewis is one of our best loved dramas on ITV and viewers have seen the partnership between Lewis and Hathaway grow over the series. I’m thrilled that the duo is returning with some more great plots.”

The last series featured a stellar line up of stars including Sophie Ward, Alan Davies, Rupert Graves, Diana Quick, Robert Hardy, Timothy West, John Sessions and Niamh Cusack joining the regular cast of Rebecca Front and Clare Holman.

Damien Timmer and Michele Buck say: “Lewis attracts the very best writing and acting talent and we’re delighted that the team are back for another series. We’ll be presenting Lewis and Hathaway with even more baffling challenges in and around Oxford.”

Colin Dexter who created ITV’s Bafta award winning Inspector Morse is once again consultant on Lewis.

Press contact: Laura Wootton
ITV Press Office: Laura.wootton@itv.com