Foyle’s War will end after the current eighth series, ITV has confirmed.
Writer and creator Anthony Horowitz explained the decision to end the long-running period drama:
“It feels a terrible wrench to say goodbye to characters I’ve lived with for more than 15 years. But the truth is that I’m not sure there are any more stories to tell and anyway it was always my intention to end on a high note and I think this year’s episodes are the very best we’ve done.
I’m proud of what we’ve achieved with Foyle’s War and I’m very grateful to the audience that has stayed with us for so long. I’ve had a good war.”
Executive producer Jill Green added:
“We have made 28 successful feature length films – a huge body of work – with the quality rising every year. So it is good to be closing on a high, and having the time to now offer our loyal audiences new dramas.
Foyle’s War premiered in 2002 before being cancelled in 2007. The series was revived in 2008.
The series finale airs in the UK on Jan 18, 2015.