Shaun Evans returns to ITV as Endeavour

Mammoth Screen’s Oxford-set drama Endeavour has been commissioned for a second series.

Shaun Evans returns as the young Morse, during his early police career in Oxford, with Roger Allam playing his boss, Detective Inspector Thursday.

The pilot – a feature length episode which aired in 2012 – became the highest performing new drama title on ITV that year. The first full series, shown earlier this year, also garnered great ratings, outperforming BBC1’s The Village.

The new run will comprise 4 x 120 minutes episodes, once again written by Russell Lewis, who also executive produces alongside Mammoth Screen’s Damien Timmer and Michele Buck. Lewis said of the re-commission:  “We’re truly delighted by the audience's reaction to the first quartet of Endeavour stories, and very grateful to ITV for the opportunity to further embellish the legend. As to where we'll be going next time out..? 1966. The year of Revolver. In the Bodleian. With Miss Scarlet. 'They think it's all over..?’  It's only just started, matey!”

This time around, the producer will be Camille Gatin (Shadow Dancer). Filming is scheduled for later this year.

Further information on Endeavour 2 can be found on Production Intelligence, the online database of advance production news from The Knowledge.  

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