Though it was widely reported that Lewis had ended, ITV maintained that the series would likely continue. They’ve now renewed the series for an eighth season of six one-hour episodes. Production will begin next month.
There’s no word on when they’ll start airing. Here in the US, Lewis is carried by PBS. It should be noted that, few years back, PBS made two seasons out of three of the UK seasons. As a result, these new episodes would be season seven here in the States.
Here’s the official press release:
ITV commissions a new series of Lewis starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox from ITV Studios
The ‘perfect’ detective team of Lewis and Hathaway are set to return to ITV in six new episodes of Lewis, one of ITV’s best-loved and most enduring dramas.