Following the success of the recent third series, ITV has confirmed an order for a fourth series of Lewis, the Inspector Morse spin-off starring Kevin Whately.
Inspired by the Inspector Morse series adapted from the novels by Colin Dexter, who also serves as consultant on Lewis, the series also Laurence Fox as sidekick DS Hathaway.
Sally Haynes, ITV’s Controller of Drama commissioning said the show “is always one of the highlights of the year on ITV1 and features not only a great partnership between Lewis and Hathaway but some great plot lines and twists that keep the audience gripped. I’m thrilled it’s returning and I know our viewers will be too.”
Damien Timmer says: “Lewis has always attracted the best talent, and this year we’re welcoming back Stephen Churchett, Russell Lewis and Alan Plater as writers, with Bille Eltringham as our first director. With Oxford as our backdrop, our aim is to baffle Lewis and Hathaway with their most challenging investigations yet!”
The last series featured guest appearances by Simon Callow, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman, James Fox and Jenny Seagrove, as well as the return of series regulars Rebecca Front and Clare Holman.