Four new films from Mammoth Screen’s successful crime drama, Endeavour, have been commissioned by ITV.
Following the success of the second series shown on ITV earlier this year, the third series will once again be written by Lewis creator and Inspector Morse writer, Russell Lewis.
The new series of Endeavour will be set in 1967, picking up from the dramatic second series finale that saw Endeavour Morse placed in police custody, framed for a murder he didn’t commit, and DI Fred Thursday’s life hanging in the balance after being shot in the chest.
Whether Thursday will survive – and what impact the fall-out from this will have upon Morse and his colleagues – remains to be seen. All the pieces are up in the air. Where they will land is anybody’s guess…
The only certainty is that Shaun Evans (The Last Weekend; Silk) will return to film the new series in Oxford, once again donning the shabby raincoat and inhabiting the down-at-heel digs of young Detective Constable E. Morse.
Executive Producer Russell Lewis said: “Endeavour ’67… Pepper – Piper – Purple Haze… As ‘Oxford’s finest’ encounter friends and foes both old and new, our next quartet of mysteries will take the audience on a psychedelic Summer of Love fairground ride, filled with twists and turns, shrieks and scares. For something wicked this way comes…”
“I’m really excited to be revisiting the ’60’s as young Morse,” added Shaun Evans. “The audience reaction to Endeavour has been fantastic and this series promises to be the best we’ve made so far. It’ll be well worth the wait!”