ITV confirm ninth series of Inspector Morse spin-off drama Lewis

ITV-LewisDetectives Robbie Lewis and James Hathaway are returning to ITV in six new episodes of Lewis, as one of ITV’s most enduring dramas returns for a ninth series.

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox reprise their roles as the detectives renowned for investigating Oxford’s most complex murders, alongside Angela Griffin (Mount Pleasant, Waterloo Road, Coronation Street) as Detective Sergeant Lizzie Maddox.

“We are delighted that Kevin and Laurence are returning for a ninth series of Lewis. Each story is complex and intriguing and Detectives Robbie Lewis and James Hathaway are a formidable partnership much loved by ITV viewers. I am also pleased to welcome back Angela Griffin as DS Lizzie Maddox.” – ITV Director of Drama, Steve November

The arrival of a new Chief Superintendent heralds a fresh dawn for Oxfordshire Police, although the high flyer soon clashes with Robbie Lewis (Kevin Whately) over the latter’s more traditional approach to detective work. With forensic pathologist Laura Hobson (Clare Holman) contemplating early retirement, and the new boss piling on the pressure, will Lewis finally decide to call time on his policing career? Meanwhile, after years of avoiding the thorny issue of family ties, Hathaway (Laurence Fox) is forced to confront his past.

The new series of Lewis will go into production in May 2015 and once again feature the beautiful locations in and around the city of Oxford.

“I am thrilled to be making a ninth series of Lewis, one of ITV’s best-loved drama’s. Against the beautiful backdrop of Oxford, Lewis and Hathaway will once again investigate the city’s darkest crimes.” – Executive Producer Michele Buck

The creator of Inspector Morse, Colin Dexter, continues his association with Lewis acting as consultant on all aspects of production.

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