While audiences in the States are still reeling over last nights Masterpiece Mystery broadcast on PBS of “Inspector Lewis” and the knowledge that it was the final time that Robbie Lewis would attempt to make Oxford safe, it’s time buck-up little camper and get your DVR ready for a bit of Detective Constable Endeavour Morse, the 4-part first series of Endeavour, starring Shaun Evans, beginning next Sunday.
U.S. mystery fans might remember that Endeavour first premiered in 2012 as a pilot ‘prequel’ to the iconic Inspector Morse series which first ran on PBS back in 1987. This coming Sunday and running for four consecutive weeks, U.S. audiences will get a chance to see what all the fuss is about when the new series premieres as part of PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery! series beginning at 9pET/8pCT. The premiere episode features a young Endeavour Morse who, after leaving his Oxford college without taking a degree and spending a short time in the Royal Corps of Signals as a cipher clerk, joins the police.
With both Inspector Morse and Lewis firmly in the rear-view mirror, and based on the UK audience numbers for series 1, ITV recently announced that a second series of Endeavour has been commissioned for filming later this year. In addition, the brilliant Roger Allam (The Thick of It, Parade’s End, Game of Thrones) will continue his role as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday in series 2 which has tentative transmission target date of 2014.
Set. DVR. Now. for Sunday, July 7 on PBS.