Former Waterloo Road and Coronation Street actress Angela Griffin is to join the cast of ITV’s Lewis.
Last month the broadcaster confirmed it had ordered six new episodes of the Morse spin-off which stars Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox.
The new stories find Lewis retired and the newly promoted Inspector Hathaway missing his mentor who he eventually drafts in to hep solve the murder of a neurosurgeon.
ITV has announced that the veteran detectives will be joined by “career copper” Detective Sergeant Lizzie Maddox (Griffin).
Her character is described as follows: “It’s been a slow route to sergeant, but Lizzie loves her work, and has ambitions to be an inspector. She is an expert multi-tasker and fierce when she wants to be.
“Married to childhood sweetheart, Tony, Lizzie’s home is her haven and she is very much commander-in-chief in the relationship. In her police work, she’s staunch, practical, hard working, and has an easy rapport with everyone she meets.”