On Monday night in the UK the last episode of Lewis aired on ITV. Stars Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox have both decided that they want to try new things.
However, the show continues to be a ratings winner for ITV and the network is loath to give it up entirely. The latest news is that while there will definitely be at least a year’s hiatus, there is a possibility that they could come back and do a few episodes, perhaps one offs, at a later date.
This possibility provides a small bit of hope for fans but since it seems to depend largely upon Laurence Fox and his wife Billie Piper (of Doctor Who fame) not doing well with their proposed assault on Hollywood, it doesn’t seem quite right to wish for it! Also, Kevin Whately, who has played Lewis on an off for 25 years, is feeling a bit jaded — and he doesn’t even like crime dramas!
US and Canadian fans still have the last season to look forward to as it won’t broadcast on PBS until sometime in the fall.
Oh well, we’ll just have to soothe ourselves with the first series of the Morse prequel, Endeavour, which is due to air sometime this year.