Filming begins on ‘Endeavour’ Series 2

Endeavour goes back into production for a second series of four new films.

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Filming has now begun on the second series of ITV’s Inspector Morse prequel, Endeavour starring Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend) as the young Morse.

Roger Allam (The Thick of It, Parade’s End) will reprise his role as his superior Detective Inspector Fred Thursday. Series regulars Anton Lesser, James Bradshaw, Jack Laskey, Shaun Rigby and Abigail Thaw also return.

The new series will comprise 4 x 120 minute films, and is written by acclaimed screenwriter and Morse contributor Russell Lewis. Colin Dexter continues his association with the drama, acting as a consultant to Endeavour producers Mammoth Screen.

‘Trove’ is the first film in the series, directed by Kristoffer Nyholm (The Killing).

A visiting beauty queen prepares to relinquish her throne. A father laments a missing daughter. Anglo-Saxon treasures are violated. And across the city, a detective returns to duty…

When an unknown man plummets to his death, the investigation brings Detective Constable Endeavour Morse back into action. The young detective unearths secrets in the very bowels of the university and far beyond the city. But he must act quickly, as the body count rises and doomsday beckons…

Writer Russell Lewis said: “1966 brings Endeavour a fresh quartet of baffling mysteries set to test his brain and body to breaking point. Though offset by the possibility of love unlooked for, against a backdrop of growing change in Britain and the wider world, Endeavour must face a challenge that threatens to take from him all he holds dear… Family.  Friends. Colleagues. The old order changeth… but not without a fight.  To the death.”

Russell Lewis serves as Executive Producer alongside Mammoth Screen’s Michele Buck and Damien Timmer. Camille Gatin (Shadow Dancer) will produce.

The Endeavour films aired at the start of the year attracted an average of 7 million viewers.