Frasier alum John Mahoney has landed a guest starring role on the ninth season of ITV drama series Foyle’s War, TVWise has learned.
In addition to Mahoney, Richard Lintern (Silent Witness), Nigel Lindsay (Four Lions), Jaime Winstone (Mad Dogs), William Postlethwaite (Midsomer Murders, Suspicions of Mr Whicher), Alexander Arnold (Skins), Joseph Drake (Ripper Street), Finbar Lynch (Breathless), Neil Fitzmaurice (Mount Pleasant), Amber Rose Revah (The Bible), Amanda Lawrence (Above Suspicion), Hermione Gulliford (Lewis) and John Heffernan (Love and Marriage) have also booked guest roles on the show’s ninth season.
Crated by Anthony Horowitz, Foyle’s War originally followed Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle, who investigated criminals taking advantage of the circumstances in the UK during World War Two. The show’s eighth season saw a slight re-tooling with Foyle, now a senior intelligence officer, focusing his attention on the world of espionage as he gathers secret intelligence in support of Britain’s security, defence and the Government’s foreign and economic policies. The drama series is produced for ITV and Acorn Productions by Eleventh Hour Films & stars Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks. Stuart Orme and Andy Hay are on-board to direct season nine.
The show’s ninth season, which is being written by Anthony Horowitz, will explore the world of the American and German businesses that were accused of fuelling Hitler’s War Machine and will reflect on the tangled web of promises to the Jews to create a state of Israel in British Palestine. The major blight of post war Britain, the Black Market, will be focused on as will some of the darkest secrets from operations conducted by the British Special Operations Executive during WW2. Production on the new season recently began and will continue until April, with ITV eyeing a 2015 premiere.