Endeavour_morse_740ITV has ordered a fourth series of Endeavour, the prequel to Inspector Morse, citing “strong audience reaction” to the recently finished third series.

The new episodes will again star Shaun Evans as the young Morse alongside Roger Allam as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, and will be written by series creator Russell Lewis.

“#TeamEndeavour looks forward to welcoming you back to Cowley Police Station early next year – when we reopen the 1960s casebook of Detective Constable Endeavour Morse and unravel a set of brand new murder mysteries” said Lewis.  
Morse author Colin Dexter will once again serve as a consultant on the series which will back into production in late Spring.

“We’re delighted with the audiences reaction to Endeavour and it was an easy decision to recommission due to the quality of the scripts from Russell Lewis and the excellent production values from Damien and his production team,” said Steve November, ITV’s Director of Drama.