Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend) returns in the lead role as young Morse, with Roger Allam (The Thick of It, Parade’s End) as his senior Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, in the second series of Endeavour, the successful crime drama prequel to Inspector Morse.
The new series of Endeavour will comprise 4 x 120 minute films; “Trove”, “Nocturne”, “Sway”, and “Neverland”. All four are written by acclaimed screenwriter and Morse contributor, Russell Lewis with Colin Dexter, whose first Morse story was published in 1975, set to continue his association with the series. The first film in the series, “Trove”, is directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing) and begins when an unknown man plummets to his death. The ensuing investigation brings Detective Constable Endeavour Morse back into action where he unearths secrets both in the deep recesses of the university and far beyond the city. Unfortunately, the body count continues to rise and doomsday beckons…
Writer Russell Lewis said: “1966 brings Endeavour a fresh quartet of baffling mysteries set to test his brain and body to breaking point. Though offset by the possibility of love unlooked for, against a backdrop of growing change in Britain and the wider world, Endeavour must face a challenge that threatens to take from him all he holds dear… Family. Friends. Colleagues. The old order changeth… but not without a fight. To the death.”
Endeavour returns soon to ITV in the UK and will premiere on PBS as part of the Masterpiece Mystery! series beginning in June.