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Endeavour will be back for a seventh series, reveals ITV

Shaun Evans in Endeavour

The new series will be set in 1970

Endeavour fans will be thrilled to hear that the ITV hit, starring Shaun Evans, will be back for a seventh series.

Evans will reprise his role as the young Endeavour Morse alongside Roger Allam as Morse’s mentor, DI Fred Thursday.

Morse and Thursday will hit the 1970s in the next series, which will once again be penned by Russell Lewis, who has written all of the 27 Endeavour screenplays to date.

Endeavour

Endeavour and Fred will return

Production on the new series will start later this year, with the show expected to go out again early next year.

Creator Russell Lewis says: “We’re thrilled ITV has asked #TeamEndeavour to continue to add to the Casebook of Colin Dexter’s immortal creation, and take E. Morse and Oxford’s Finest into a new decade of decimalisation, package holidays, the Oil Crisis, Blackouts, Three Day Weeks, and Europa Endlos.”

Mammoth Screen’s Managing Director, Damien Timmer added: “We’ve been thrilled with the response to Series 6 – it's testament to Russell Lewis’ continuing cleverness and also the brilliant partnership between Shaun Evans and Roger Allam as Endeavour Morse and Fred Thursday. The 1970s are calling us, and we can’t wait!”

Head of Drama at ITV, Polly Hill commented: “We’re incredibly proud of Endeavour and delighted to have recommissioned the drama for a seventh series. Writer and creator Russell Lewis continues to engage viewers with carefully crafted stories for Endeavour and Thursday as we move into the 1970s. We’re grateful to the production team at Mammoth Screen for continuing to deliver such a high quality drama.”

Talking about the most recent series on TV, Shaun Evans revealed to us his thought’s on Endeavour’s moustache: "I don’t mind it, anything that takes you away from how you look yourself is good. It’s gone now though. I don’t think my family were keen!”

The Inspector Morse prequel was first broadcast back in 2012. Of course Inspector Morse also inspired another hugely successful spin off show, Lewis, which starred Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox.

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