'Endeavour' back for third series in 2015

As we dive head first into our 6th year of Tellyspotting, why not start things off with more great news from the world of British telly — it was announced late last week that the brilliant Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour, will return for a third series on ITV. The series will, most likely, find its way to the shores of the United States in Summer of 2015 on PBS as part of the Sunday night Masterpiece Mystery! series.

Given how series two ended, it would have been pretty much unthinkable that commissioners would not have handed the keys to Lewis creator and Inspector Morse writer Russell Lewis for a third trip around the racetrack. The new series of Endeavour will be set in 1967, picking up from the dramatic second series finale that saw Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) placed in police custody, framed for a murder he didn’t commit, and DI Fred Thursday’s (Roger Allam) life hanging in the balance after being shot in the chest. Creator Lewis added: “Endeavour ’67… Pepper – Piper – Purple Haze…as ‘Oxford’s finest’ encounter friends and foes both old and new, our next quartet of mysteries will take the audience on a psychedelic Summer of Love fairground ride, filled with twists and turns, shrieks and scares. For something wicked this way comes…

Actually, you had me at Endeavour ’67. How about you?

In: Actors/Actresses,Drama,Mystery

  • I cannot wait.. I hope he doesn’t leave leave his girlfriend and I hope she understands what happened..

    • carbar475

      Keep watching for new season to air. I’m in USA & qw view many of British TV via public broadcast. Its July 2015 and its not on Masterpiece’s sked so far. It has always aired in the summer for S! & S2. Grrr! Right now they’re airing Poldark & Sherlock. Haven’t seen Poldark yet & loving, Sherlock.

      I hope he keeps his girlfriend, too for S3??? Loved “Silk” as well, but looks like its not coming back at all. Drat!

    • Jerri Columpus

      Love his relationship with the cute nurse!

  • Matt England

    Well it would be bloody stupid not too on that Ending with him in Prison!!! I’m afraid Natasha He does Leave her in the end, You need to Watch Inspecter Morse.

  • kst

    I love this series and all Inspector Morse related ones. I hate waiting but it’s worth it. Thank you KERA!

    • Donna


  • LoudgOD

    I’m going crazy waiting for this show. @_@

  • Teresa Vandal

    Oh I am so hanging on with terrifically PAINFUL anticipation!! The people that created this prequel are BRILLIANT in my view. Not only does this have the total feel of the original “Inspector Morse” series, but I firmly believe that if John Thaw were alive today he would be applauding as well. Shaun Evans fits BEAUTIFULLY as the Young Endeavor Morse. I hope this series gives the original a run for it’s money and that Shaun Evans likes doing the role for a LONG TIME to come…

  • Jerri Columpus

    What a dreadful way to end the season; Morse falsely arrested and Thursday mortally wounded. When will the series be back to resolve this? It’s very upsetting.

  • Donna

    Love this program. Watching season 2 last episode now

  • LeesburgTony

    Just watched a re-run of the last episode of series two with Morse being arrested. It is Dec 23, 2015 here in VA. Anyone seen series three?

  • mrsgayle

    Is there a date for season three?

  • SkepticalCat

    Well, I finally found out why this series is called Endeavour. heh heh. Brilliant show.