Endeavour is back! While this may no longer news to UK audiences, given that the new series began on ITV this past Sunday and continuing this Sunday at 8p, what will be news to American audiences is that, at long last, the award-winning prequel series to Inspector Morse has tentatively been scheduled for Summer 2016 on PBS as part of the Masterpiece Mystery! series.
It’s been far too long since the end of series 2 so let’s do a bit of a recap. When we last left the friendly confines of Oxford, Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) was last seen isolated and alone languishing in prison, falsely accused and framed for the murder of Chief Constable Rupert Standish.
Endeavour had unearthed corruption and missing police evidence at the very heart of the Oxford CID but his investigation had taken a rather bizarre twist. And, let’s not forget Endeavour’s senior officer, DI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam), whose life was hanging in the balance after being shot in the chest.
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The new series of Endeavour will be comprised of four feature length films and will, once again, be written by Lewis and Endeavour creator and Inspector Morse writer, Russell Lewis. In series 3, it’s March 1967. Morse is, understandably, disillusioned and begins to ponder his future after spending time in prison. Disillusionment aside, Morse is drawn back to duty when there is a murder at a local funfair.
Endeavour 3 continues Sunday at 8p on ITV and Summer 2016 on PBS.