‘Endeavour’ will return in 2020: Season 7 confirmed

The latest season of Endeavour might be over, but it’s not the end for the young Morse.

Following last night’s announcement that Call the Midwife has been renewed for another three seasons, there’s great news for fans of Endeavour too.

The Inspector Morse prequel series returned last month with four new mysteries, set in 1969, and the crime drama’s sixth season concluded last night in the UK with ‘Degüello’.

ITV has confirmed today that Endeavour will return for a seventh season next year.

Shaun Evans will be back as DS Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday. (There’s no news yet on whether Morse’s controversial moustache will also be returning!)

Endeavour executive producer Damien Timmer commented: “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 added: “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.”

The new season launched with 6.9 million viewers last month and a 27% share, pulling in Endeavour’s biggest audience since 2014.

Season 6 will air in the USA this summer on Masterpiece on PBS.

The fifth season of Endeavour is available on DVD on Amazon.