Fans of period mystery series will be happy to know that ITV has commissioned a sixth series of hugely popular detective drama, Endeavour!
Shaun Evans charms audiences with his portrayal of the cerebral and solitary Detective Constable Morse in Endeavour, written by Inspector Lewis creator and Inspector Morse writer Russell Lewis.
Starring Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Anton Lesser.
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Produced by leading indie Mammoth Screen, the smart and savvy Inspector Morse prequel charts the career of Endeavour Morse as he rises up through the ranks, with each feature-length film investigating a new intricately plotted case.
The new set of films will see Shaun Evans reprise his titular role as DS Endeavour Morse, and celebrated stage and screen actor Roger Allam return as mentor DI Fred Thursday. Each story will be written by Russell Lewis, who contributed to Inspector Morse and has written each of the 23 Endeavour screenplays so far.
Receiving praise from critics and viewers alike, the drama has gone from strength to strength since its first outing as a one-off film in 2012 to mark the 25th anniversary of Inspector Morse on ITV.
Filmed in and around Oxford, the new set of films will be set in 1969 and go into production later this year for transmission in 2019. Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer executive produces, alongside writer and creator Russell Lewis and WGBH’s Rebecca Eaton. Deanne Cunningham will produce the new series.
Creator, Russell Lewis said: “As our story reaches the last year of the 1960s, and mankind makes its giant leap, all at #TeamEndeavour look forward to exploring further early chapters in the casebook of Colin Dexter’s beloved creation.”
ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill added: “Endeavour continues to be hugely popular with ITV audiences and we’re delighted to be bringing viewers more films to enjoy. Thanks to Russell Lewis’s consistently intriguing scripts and the excellent production values at Mammoth Screen, it is a high quality drama that ITV is immensely proud of.”
Actors Lewis Peek (DC George Fancy) and Dakota Blue Richards (WPC Trewlove) won’t be returning as regulars on the series, but there’s a chance they’ll pop in for guest appearances.
US audiences can look for Season 5 of Endeavour on PBS MASTERPIECE Mystery sometime around August 2018.
Endeavour is AVAILABLE to STREAM
You may also like Inspector Morse, the detective series starring John Thaw as the cultured Inspector Morse, with Kevin Whately as his more down to earth sidekick. 8 seasons are AVAILABLE to STREAM
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