ITV has re-commissioned Inspector Morse spin-off Lewis for a further run.
Earlier this year the fifth outing of the popular detective series attracted audiences of over 7 million and was one of the most watched dramas on British TV.
The sixth series will see Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox reprise their roles as Inspector Robbie Lewis and his partner DS James Hathaway.
ITV has released the names of three of the new episodes – Generation of Vipers, The Age of Foolishness and Death of the Author.
Generation of Vipers, the opening episode, will guest star Toby Stephen and is being written by Patrick Harbinson and directed by David O’Neill (Law & Order: UK).
Other episodes will be written by Rachel Bennette, Simon Block and Russell Lewis.
“Lewis and Hathaway have become a formidable partnership not only in terms of cracking murders cases, but also in terms of their popularity with ITV1 viewers,” said Controller of Drama Commissioning Sally Haynes. “We’re thrilled they are returning to work on some great new stories.”