Lewis to end after next series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 June 2012
Laurence Fox

Laurence Fox

Laurence Fox has confirmed ITV1 detective drama 'Lewis' will end after the seventh series

'Lewis' will end after the next series.

The ITV1 detective drama - which stars Laurence Fox and Kevin Whatley - will come to a conclusion at the end of its seventh series as the actors don't feel they could take it anywhere else.

Laurence told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "Kev and I have decided we want to do other things, otherwise it all gets a bit samey. I mean we could have gone on forever, but ... Oh God, was I supposed to say that? I have no idea if I'm allowed to tell you it's ending. Bloody hell, what if I wasn't?"

The show - which is a spin-off of 'Inspector Morse' - recently ended its sixth series and production on a seventh will happen later this month after ITV gave the go-ahead.

An ITV spokesperson said in May said: "We have a series of 'Lewis' due on screen later this month and a further series goes into production in June. We remain committed to 'Lewis'."

'Morse' author Colin Dexter, who acts as a consultant on the show, questioned its future in January by claiming that Kevin's character Detective Inspector Robbie Lewis cannot "go on much longer".

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