Lewis writer hints at ending series – Daily TV round-up


The writer of detective drama 'Lewis' has hinted that he may end the show.

Colin Dexter, who wrote 'Inspector Morse' along with its spin-off 'Lewis', reckons that it probably only has another series left.

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“I don’t think he (Lewis) can go on much longer,” he said. “They’ll probably do one more series. The first two were ridiculously complex.”

The show stars Kevin Whately as the Oxford-based detective who was originally Inspector Morse's sidekick before becoming the focus of 'Lewis' following the death of Morse star John Thaw.

Dexter, who is 81, has hinted before about ending the show.

“I like the character, but this series brings us to 20 films and I certainly wouldn’t do it as long as we did Morse - Morse was 33 or something,” he said in a recent interview.

The new series of 'Lewis' starts on 16 May. [Radio Times/The Mirror]

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