‘Endeavour’ writer says next season might be the last: ‘We’re very near the end’

The writer of Endeavour has hinted that the crime drama is nearing its end.

A seventh season of ITV’s Inspector Morse prequel was confirmed earlier this year and next year’s episodes begin filming in Oxford, England very soon.

Shaun Evans will be back as DS Endeavour Morse, alongside Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday.

Endeavour creator Russell Lewis has previously revealed that the next season will be set in 1970 and its stories will explore “decimalisation, package holidays, the Oil Crisis, Blackouts, Three Day Weeks, and Europa Endlos.”

As for the show’s future beyond Season 7, that’s looking a bit more uncertain.

Speaking to Den of Geek, Lewis commented: “Who knows? With each series, if force majeure had happened, if any of us had been struck by lightning, we could have left it there.”

The writer, who has penned every episode of Endeavour so far, revealed: “There is an ultimate super-terminus we’ve all got in mind for it, and we’ll see if we get there.”

He joked: “We don’t plan to take it up to 1987 (the start of Inspector Morse) – that’s a fairly safe bet!”

Lewis added: “As I say, we’re into our third act now. As the Fab Four said on Sergeant Pepper: we’re getting very near the end.”

The latest season of Endeavour begins in the USA at 9/8c on Sunday 16th June on Masterpiece on PBS.

Season 6 is available on DVD on Amazon.