The ‘perfect’ detective team of Lewis and Hathaway are set to return to ITV in six new episodes of Lewis. The combination of Robbie Lewis’s instinct for tracking murderers and unraveling motives and Cambridge graduate James Hathaway’s deep thinking and erudite approach has served the duo well in the past and now ITV have confirmed that they’re getting the band back together.
Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox will reprise their roles as the detectives who investigate grisly murders against the backdrop of the beautiful university spires of Oxford. But this time it’s different…
After an extended break from the Police, Hathaway has been promoted to Inspector. When the chemistry that exists with Lewis eludes Hathaway, retired Lewis is drafted back to renew their partnership. It’s a new dynamic for our detectives, but one they’ll have to come to terms with quickly if they are to achieve results.
The new series will go into production in March 2014 and once again feature the beautiful locations in and around the city of Oxford, including the Cherwell and Isis rivers and the magnificent university colleges.
Also reprising her role in the new series is Clare Holman, who was introduced to viewers as forensic pathologist Laura Hobson in the 1995 Morse film, The Way through the Woods, and has continued to appear in Lewis. Rebecca Front will also return to the series as Chief Superintendent Jean Innocent who is frequently at odds with Lewis over his investigative style.
The creator of Morse, Colin Dexter, continues his association with Lewis acting as consultant on all aspects of production.