ITV’s Endeavour is adding to its cast. Tristan Sturrock (Poldark, Doc Martin), Gillian Saker (Ripper Street, Misfits) and Adam James (Doctor Foster, Thicker Than Water) have signed one for guest starring roles in the show’s upcoming fourth season, TVWise has learned.
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, Anton Lesser as Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright, Sean Rigby as PC Jim Strange, James Bradshaw as Doctor Max deBryn, Caroline O’Neil as Win Thursday, Dakota Blue Richards as WPC Shirley Trewlove, and Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil.
Tristan Strurrock will play Dr Bernard Gould; Gillian Saker has been cast as Pat Amory; while Adam James stars as Kent Finn, Also joining as guest stars for the opening feature length episode, is Chris Fulton (One of Us, Stonemouth) as Broderick Castle; and James Lawrenson (Wolf Hall, The Riot Club) as Professor Amory. Lawrenson previously starred in the first episode of Morse (as a different character), with his casting set to mark the 30th anniversary of Morse in 2017.
The show’s fourth season, which ITV green-lit back in February after season three delivered a consolidated audience of 6.3 million viewers, will pick up shortly after the event of the season three finale and will see Oxford’s finest picking up the pieces of their lives. At Lovelace College a team unveils a ‘thinking machine’ that will challenge the Soviets, and plunge Endeavour and Thursday into their most perilous, baffling and darkly terrifying case to date.
Endeavour 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, Rebecca Eaton, Tom Mullens and Damien Timmer. Novelist Colin Dexter, who created the Morse character, serves as a creative consultant. Helen Ziegler is the series producer, while Ashley Pearce is attached to direct. Production on season four is now underway for a 2017 premiere.