ITV has announced that Endeavour will be returning for a season six with production set to be getting underway later this year.
The new run of the Inspector Morse prequel hasn’t yet got an air date yet but judging by previous season premieres it looks likely to be airing next year.Season five of Endeavour started on February 2018 and the follow up will probably be hitting screens at a similar time in 2019.The fifth run was the longest in the crime drama’s history with six two-hour long films and it looks like season six could follow suits with a similar number of episodes.
Shaun Evans will be reprising his role as a young version of Inspector Endeavour Morse – a role made famous by John Thaw.Joining him will be star of The Missing and Game of Thrones Roger Allam as Morse’s partner DI Fred Thursday.Endeavour creator Russell Lewis will be back on writing duties on the new films and has penned a total of 23 scripts for the ITV show so far.Lewis previously served as a contributor to parent series Inspector Morse and consulted with author Colin Dexter while working on Endeavour.Dexter, who created the iconic character of Inspector Morse, sadly passed away in March last 2017.Once again Endeavour season six will be filmed on location in Oxford and in the surrounding area.
ITV Shaun Evans and Roger Allam in ITV drama Endeavour
ITV Shaun Evans as Inspector Morse in ITV drama Endeavour
What will happen in Endeavour season 6?
Endeavour season six will be set in 1969 and see the detectives tackling another set of cases in the Swinging Sixties.
Once again, historical events will be woven into the murders that Morse and Thursday find themselves investigating.
“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,” Lewis teased of the forthcoming run.
The show was initially a one-off film in 2012 to mark the 25th anniversary of Inspector Morse, however, it proved to be so popular among audiences that it was commissioned as a fully-fledged series by ITV.
Shaun Evans and Roger Allam in ITV drama Endeavour