Spy drama Spooks will return for an eighth series, the BBC has today confirmed.
The show, which will wrap up its current run next Monday, has regularly secured ratings of over 5.7 million for the broadcaster.
Executive producer Simon Crawford Collins said: "Spooks is currently enjoying an exceptional run on BBC One and BBC Three and viewers will be shocked when this series ends with a sting in its tale.
"As for next year... we're currently working with our fantastic team of writers to predict the big stories for 2009 to keep Spooks' prescience in these dramatically changing times."
Richard Armitage, who stars as Lucas North in the espionage show, added: "I'm thrilled with the response we've had to this series and I can't wait to find out what the next series has in store.
"If the climatic episodes at the end of series seven are anything to go by, I think series eight will be spectacular. I am excited about taking Lucas into deeper and more dangerous territory, and seeing if he can survive!"
Series eight of Spooks will begin production next March and debut on BBC One later in 2009.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Good news for Spooks fans. An eighth series has been ordered. From Digital Spy: