Endeavour season 8 release date: Will there be another series?

Endeavour: Trailer for seventh series of the detective drama

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ITV series Endeavour first premiered in 2012 and ever since then, fans have continued to follow the earlier cases of Inspector Morse. The crime drama series is a prequel to the wildly popular Inspector Morse with John Thaw portraying Colin Dexter’s fictional detective. Express.co.uk has what you need to know about the upcoming season. 

Will there be another series of Endeavour?

The short answer is yes after ITV announced in August 2019.

ITV broke the news while confirming filming commenced on season seven of the crime drama.

When will Endeavour season 8 be released?

ITV has confirmed season eight will be airing some time in 2021, however, the broadcaster is yet to share an air date.

Some first look images have just been published as filming for the new season begins in Oxford. 

Who will be in the cast of Endeavour season 8?

Shaun Evans will be reprising his role in season eight having played the young version of Endeavour Morse since the pilot episodes.

The actor has also turned his hand to directing and could be getting behind the camera for another film in season eight.

The Missing and V for Vendetta star Roger Allam will be reprising his role as Morse’s partner Fred Thursday.

Also, likely to be back in the picture if there aren’t any major deaths in the season seven finale is Game of Thrones and The Crown’s Anton Lesser as Reginald Bridge, Sean Rigby as Jim Strange, Abigail Thaw as journalist Dorothea Frazil and Caroline O’Neill as Win Thursday.

Other cast members who could also be back are Sara Vickers as Joan Thursday.

As always, there will be guest cast members in each episode as Morse and Thursday interview suspects.

What will happen in Endeavour season 8?

Season eight is most likely to be set in 1971 with the cases following social and political events related to this year.

Each episode will see the detectives taking on another case involving murder most foul in the picturesque setting of Oxford.

However, the stars of the show have addressed Endeavour will have to come to an end at some point before it catches up with the parent series Inspector Morse.

The original series aired between 1987 and 2000 and spawned the spin-off Lewis.

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Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, star Allam previously said: “I think they’ll have to bring it to an end.

“I think what we have to do and I think we’ll do it very soon. I don’t think there’s going to be very many more of these.

“I think what we have to explain – however Russell Lewis our writer decides to do that – why it is Inspector Morse as John Thaw played him never ever mentioned a man called Fred Thursday.”

Just how this will happen remains to be seen but Allam reasoned it couldn’t be “good or happy”.

Is there a trailer for Endeavour season 8?

Sadly, there’s no trailer for season eight as yet and it’s very unlikely there will be one for some time.

With the show returning in 2021, it’s very likely filming hasn’t even commenced on the eighth run as yet.

Instead, viewers will have to wait until closer to the broadcast date for any teasers or trailers.

Express.co.uk will be updating this article when any trailer or promotional footage does drop.

Endeavour seasons 1 to 6 are streaming on Britbox now

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