Endeavour

Get Your First Look at ‘Endeavour’ Season 4

Roger Allam and Shaun Evans in "Endeavour" Season 4 (Photo: Courtesy of ITV Plc and MASTERPIECE)

Get excited, mystery fans – it’s almost time for a new series of Endeavour! The fourth season of the popular Inspector Morse prequel is set to premiere on Masterpiece beginning Sunday, August 20 at 9pm.

Shaun Evans is back as the young Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as his mentor, Detective Fred Thursday. Other returning cast members include Anton Lesser, Sean Rigby, Dakota Blue Richards, Caroline O’Neil, James Bradshaw and Abigail Thaw, with new guest stars including Chris Fulton, Adam James, Tristan Sturrock and Gillian Saker.

'Endeavour' Season 4 Will Air on Masterpiece This August

Shaun Evans and Roger Allam in "Endeavour" Season 4. (Photo: ITV)

The highly anticipated fourth season of mystery series Endeavour finally has a US airdate! The Inspector Morse prequel will premiere on PBS this summer as part of Masterpiece Mystery, beginning on Sunday, August 20 at 9pm.

Stars Shaun Evans and Roger Allam are back as the young Endeavour Morse and his mentor, Detective Fred Thursday.

Season 4 is once again penned by acclaimed writer Russell Lewis and is comprised of four episodes, entitled “Game”, “Canticle”, “Lazaretto” and “Harvest”. 

‘Inspector Morse’ Prequel ‘Endeavour’ Has Already Been Renewed for a Fourth Season

Roger Allam and Shaun Evans back in "Endeavour" Season 2. (Photo: Courtesy of (C) ITV for MASTERPIECE)

Huzzah for mystery fans – Inspector Morse prequel series Endeavour has been officially renewed for a fourth season!

Shaun Evans and Roger Allam will once again return as young Endeavour Morse and his partner Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. The new fourth season will be set in 1967 and is due into go into production on location in Oxford in late Spring 2016. Endeavour creator and Morse writer Russell Lewis will once again be writing the scripts. 

Shaun Evans and Roger Allam looking all kinds of dapper in "Endeavour" Season 3 Photo: ITV

Take a Look at the Third Season of ‘Morse’ Prequel ‘Endeavour’

Mystery lovers, rejoice: Endeavour is back for a third season!

The new series of the popular Inspector Morse prequel kicked off in the UK this month although those of us in the US will have to wait a few months to see it for ourselves.

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 had discovered corruption at the very heart of the City Force, but his investigation (obviously) took something of a sinister turn.  Meanwhile, when we last saw Endeavour’s partner, DI Fred Thursday (played by Roger Allam), he had just been shot in the chest. So, you know, there’s kind of a lot going on. 

Production is Under Way on ‘Endeavour’ Season 3

Get excited fans of young Endeavour Morse! UK network ITV confirmed that Season 3 of Inspector Morse prequel series Endeavour officially began production last week.

Star Shaun Evans is back as young Morse, but who exactly will be returning with him after the shocking and tragic events at the end of Season 2?

Last we all saw, Endeavour Morse was isolated and in prison, framed for the murder of Chief Constable Rupert Standish and his partner, DI Fred Thursday, had been shot in the chest.

‘Morse’ Prequel ‘Endeavour’ Officially Renewed for a Third Season

Fans of Inspector Morse prequel series Endeavour, you can all rest easy - ITV has officially renewed the detective drama for a third series!

The detective series will return with four new episodes, and will pick up following the shocking events at the end of Series 2, which concluded with Morse in police custody, framed for a crime he didn’t commit, while his partner DCI Thursday seemed close to death after being shot in the chest.

The third series will once again by written by Lewis creator and Morse scribe Russell Lewis, and will apparently be set in 1967.

Is 'Endeavour' Just the Beginning? Other British TV Characters That Should Get a Prequel

 

Endeavour has recently returned to Masterpiece Mystery for a second series and I must say I find it to be the most compelling show on PBS’ very British Sunday night line-up. So far DC Morse (Shaun Evans) has solved intricate cases dealing with beauty queens, ancient artifacts, a boarding school for girls and a century’s old mass murder. In addition, I’m looking forward to discovering how the Freemasons play into all the mayhem being unleashed in Oxford.

As advertised when it first aired last summer, Endeavour is the origin story of the beloved Inspector Morse, who was played by the late John Thaw in the orignial series of the same name. This prequel is not only an opportunity to allow fans of the original series to see Morse solve a few more murders, but a peek into the past to discover how the promising young Endeavour developed into the brilliant but somewhat sullen detective he became. We get to witness his growing affinity for opera and drink, as well as get a glimpse of some people who will follow him through his police career. Fans love little homages like that and new viewers get to meet a well-written character with a definite destiny ahead of him.

The concept of the prequel got me to thinking about other series that might want to employ this narrative device. While some shows are all about character development and uncovering the layers, so to speak, there are other personalities that are so mysterious, eccentric or enigmatic you can’t help wondering how they got that way.

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