Endeavour (TV series)

Endeavour is a British television detective drama series. It is a prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse series. Shaun Evans portrays the young Endeavour Morse beginning his career as a detective constable, and later as a detective sergeant, with the Oxford City Police CID. Endeavour is the third of the Inspector Morse series following from the original Inspector Morse (1987–2000) and its spin-off, Lewis (2006–2015).

Shaun Evans as Endeavour Morse
Created byRussell Lewis (as deviser)
Based onCharacters created by Colin Dexter
Directed byVarious
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series9
No. of episodes33 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Michele Buck
  • Damien Timmer (Mammoth Screen)
  • Rebecca Eaton (Masterpiece)
ProducerDan McCulloch
Production locationsOxford, England
  • Gavin Struthers (pilot)
  • Stephan Perhrsson
  • Zac Nicholson
Running time98 minutes (TV movie)
90 minutes (Series 1–5)
Production companiesMammoth Screen and Masterpiece co-production for ITV Studios
Original network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release2 January 2012 (2012-01-02) 
Preceded byInspector Morse
Related showsLewis

After a pilot episode in 2012, first set in 1965, the first series was broadcast in 2013, also set in 1965, and five more series have followed, with the exception of 2015. The second series was set in 1966, while the third series and fourth series were both set in 1967. The fifth series, with six episodes, was set in 1968,[1] and the sixth series picked up eight months later, set in 1969.[2] Series seven, set in 1970, began screening in February 2020, with the first episode shown in the United States on Masterpiece Theatre on 9 August of that year.

In August 2019, ITV announced that the series has been recommissioned for an eighth series. Filming for series eight began in March 2021 and concluded in June 2021, set in 1971. The ninth series is set to air in 2022, coinciding with the prequel’s 10th anniversary.[3]

Filming for the ninth series began on 22 May 2022. The next day, it was confirmed the ninth series would be the show's last.[4]

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