ITV takes Lewis for ninth season

Inspector Morse spin-off Lewis has won a ninth season order at ITV.

Lewis

Lewis

Kevin  Whately and Laurence Fox will return for six new episodes, reprising their roles as Detectives Robbie Lewis and James Hathaway.

The cast also includes Angela Griffin,and Clare Holman.

The arrival of a new Chief Superintendent heralds a fresh dawn for Oxfordshire Police, although the high flyer soon clashes with Lewis over the latter’s more traditional approach to detective work.

ITV Studios will begin production in Oxford in May.

The first two-part film is written by Helen Jenkins.

The producer is Chris Burt, while Mammoth Screen’s Michele Buck is the executive producer.

ITV Studios Global Entertainment distributes Lewis internationally.