‘Endeavour’ writer reveals when Season 6 will be set

The creator of Endeavour has revealed the first hints about what to expect in the next season.

The Inspector Morse prequel series launched in 2012 and its fifth season recently concluded in the UK.

The commission of a sixth season of feature-length crime mysteries was announced by ITV last week, with Shaun Evans and co-star Roger Allam returning as DS Endeavour Morse and mentor DI Fred Thursday.

The detective drama’s new episodes will be set in 1969 and will all be penned by Russell Lewis, who has written all 23 episodes of Endeavour so far.

Lewis commented: “As our story reaches the last year of the 1960s, and mankind makes its giant leap, all at #TeamEndeavour look forward to exploring further early chapters in the casebook of Colin Dexter’s beloved creation.”

ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill added: “Endeavour continues to be hugely popular with ITV audiences and we’re delighted to be bringing viewers more films to enjoy. Thanks to Russell Lewis’s consistently intriguing scripts and the excellent production values at Mammoth Screen, it is a high quality drama that ITV is immensely proud of.”

Season 4 is available now on DVD.

Season 6 begins filming this summer in and around Oxford and will air next year on ITV in the UK and PBS in the US.