Endeavour - Series 7 (2020)
Shaun Evans reprises his role as DS Endeavour Morse for a new set of compelling cases. The latest series, produced by Mammoth Screen in partnership with Masterpiece for ITV Studios, will consist of three interconnecting feature-length films. Following the success of his directorial debut on the drama during series 6, Shaun Evans is also directing the first film of the new series.
Plot: The new trilogy of films mark Endeavour and his colleagues entering a new decade and era of change. In the dawn of women’s liberation, social progression and scientific growth, the 1970s begin for Oxford’s finest with the discovery of a body at the canal towpath on New Year’s Day. With the only clue in the investigation a witness who heard whistling on the night of the crime, the team have their work cut out to uncover their culprit.
Writer Russell Lewis commented:
“The prospect of Colin Dexter’s immortal creation entering a new decade is hugely exciting for all of #TeamEndeavour. We’re always looking to break new ground, and go places we haven’t been before - both physically and emotionally. The narrative design of this series gives us the opportunity to deliver a particularly distinctive story shape. Though each film can be enjoyed as a standalone - we have approached Endeavour 1970 as three panels of a triptych, or - in musical terms - a grand opera that unfolds across three acts. Whether it wears the mask of comedy or tragedy remains to be seen…”
Created by Russell Lewis (as deviser)
Based on characters created by Colin Dexter
Starring: Shaun Evans ( also director of film 1)
Composer: Matthew Slater, Barrington Pheloung