ITV Sets Premiere Date For ‘Endeavour’ Season 3

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Endeavour S3The third season of ITV’s Morse prequel Endeavour will premiere on Sunday January 3rd at 8pm, it has been announced.

Endeavour follows a young detective Endeavour Morse and his partner Detective Inspector Fred Thursday as the investigate various crimes in the 1960′s. The series stars Shaun Evans as Morse, Roger Allam as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, James Bradshaw as Dr Max Debryn and Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil..

The drama series was created by Russell Lewis and was initially piloted by ITV as a one-off drama in 2012, before the strong ratings prompted the broadcaster to pull the trigger on a series order. The Mammoth Screen produced series is executive produced by Russell Lewis, Michele Buck and Damien Timmer. Novelist Colin Dexter, who created the Morse character, serves as a creative consultant.

The four episode third season of Endeavour, which was again penned by Russell Lewis, is set in 1967 and picks up from the season two finale, which saw Endeavour Morse placed in police custody, framed for a murder he didn’t commit, and DI Fred Thursday’s life hanging in the balance after being shot in the chest. Dakota Blue Richards (Skins) joins the cast this season as WPC Shirley Trewlove.

TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.