ITV’s most popular detective series Endeavour has been renewed for Season 8.
As the seventh season of Endeavour begins airing, ITV has confirmed that Endeavour Season 8 has been renewed.
- Endeavour Season 8 Release Date
- Cast in Endeavour Season 8
- What has happened in Endeavour Season 7 so far?
Endeavour Season 8 Release Date
The seventh Season of Endeavour began airing on ITV on February 9, 2020. So far, two episodes have aired with the first episode titled ‘Oracle’ and the second as ‘Raga’. The third episode of Endeavour Season 7 is scheduled to air on ITV on the 23rd of February at 9/8c. The third episode of Endeavour Season 7 is titled ‘Zenana’.
Endeavour Season 8 will be aired on PBS in the US and ITV in the UK in the year 2021. All the season of Endeavour has a total number of four episodes averaging 90-minutes each.
However, season 7 is expected to have a combined set of three episodes. Therefore, it would be too early to say how many numbers of episodes Endeavour Season 8 will traverse.
Cast in Endeavour Season 8
Roger Allam (Detective Chief Inspector Fred Thursday), Sean Rigby (Detective Sergeant Jim Strange), Sara Vickers (Joan Thursday), Anton Lesser (Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright), Caroline O’Neill (Win Thursday), James Bradshaw (Dr Max DeBryn) and Abigail Thaw (Dorothea Frazil) are set to reprise their roles in Season 8 of Endeavour.
What has happened in Endeavour Season 7 so far?
Before we jump on to Endeavour season 8, let’s discuss what happened in Season 7 of the show. The series centers on Shaun Evans who plays Detective Sergeant Morse.
Season 7 picked up after the dramatic finale of Season 6 which witnessed Chief Superintendent Bright (portrayed by Anton Lesser), undertake the command of Castle Gate after DCI Ronnie Box (played by Simon Harrison) was hurried to the hospital, and DS Alan Jago was shot dead.
After the squad uncovers a body on the canal towpath, Morse and team observe themselves challenged to detect the culprit with only one eyewitness, who recorded whistling on the night of the murder.
About the show
Primarily set in Oxford, Endeavour is a prequel series to a previously long-running show called Inspector Morse. The British detective drama television series portrays the young Endeavour Morse at the start of his career after he has quit Lonsdale College of Oxford University in his third year.
After spending a short time with the Royal Corps of Signals as a cipher clerk, Morse joins the Carshall-Newton Police.
He gradually scales up the ladder of success and is promoted to Detective Sergeant with the Oxford City Police CID. Season 5 is set in 1968 followed by Season 6 in 1969. Hence, Endeavour season 7 and 8 will be set in the year 1970 and 1971, respectively.
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