ITV recommissions Endeavour for a sixth series

There’s no doubt about it – ITV’s Endeavour, the Morse prequel, is one of the UK’s most enduring, entertaining and successful crime dramas. Yes, it has the Morse lore to back it up, but it has broken free, establishing characters of its own while still containing those Morse Easter Eggs (and, in this series, any-old Easter Egg from the 1960s). Our Chris did a sterling job on the reviews for the fifth series (see them here), but there’s good news for Endeavour fans…

ITV announced this morning that the series will return for a sixth run next year. 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 returns 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.

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.”

More news as we get it…

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Spencer says:

    So pleased with promising new series. Tickling with intrigue. Last night episode left you visualising the character of the original Morse coming to life. But Shaun is a well rounded and fantastic actor in his own right. Makes me wish I was at least 20 yrs younger x thank you. Congratulations to the whole cast x well done

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  2. Peter Smith says:

    I still enjoy Endeavor, but often feel that it’s pace and the acting of the minor characters makes me feel that I am watching a program that was actually MADE in the period it is set in!

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