The highly anticipated third season of popular mystery series Endeavour finally has an official US premiere date! The Inspector Morse prequel will bow on Sunday, June 19 as part of PBS’s summer run of Masterpiece Mystery.
Shaun Evans is back as the young detective Endeavour Morse who was last seen isolated and languishing in prison, after being framed for the murder of Chief Constable Richard Standish. He is joined once again by Roger Allam, who plays Morse’s partner, DI Fred Thursday. When last we saw Thursday, he had just been shot in the chest (yikes), so there’s clearly going to be quite a bit of fallout from last season to deal with this year.
Season 3 will once again be comprised of four episodes – entitled “Ride,” “Arcadia,” “Prey” and “Coda” – and will take place in 1967. In the season premiere, a country fair turns sinister when a young bus conductress is found brutally murdered in the Oxfordshire countryside. Morse isn’t part of the team called in to investigate her murder; instead, he’s brooding over his suspension from duty, pending an inquiry. But when the young woman’s body turns up near his doorstep, Endeavour begins his own covert investigation, uncovering a disturbing secret hidden in plain sight.
Watch the ITV trailer for the new season below:
Still of the opinion that Evans’s new floppy hairdo is amazing. Huzzah for the fashion of the 1960s!
Endeavour has already been renewed for a fourth season, which was announced almost immediately following the conclusion of the show’s third season run in the UK earlier this year. (Yay!) The drama performed well in the ratings there, scoring a consolidated average of 6.3 million viewers per episode.
Are you looking forward to the return of Endeavour?