WATERTOWN, NY; June 14, 2022 – Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend, Silk), charms audiences with his portrayal of the cerebral and solitary DS Morse in Endeavour, written by Inspector Lewis creator and Inspector Morse writer Russell Lewis. Alongside Evans, the series also stars stage and screen actor Roger Allam as DCI Fred Thursday, Anton Lesser as CS Reginald Bright, Sean Rigby as DS Jim Strange, James Bradshaw as Dr Max DeBryn, Sara Vickers as Joan Thursday, Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil and Caroline O’Neill as Win Thursday.
In Season 8, premiering Sunday, June 19th at 9:00 pm on WPBS-TV, it’s 1971, and our heroes investigate suspected IRA retaliations, the murder of a local cab driver, and the peculiar killing of a college fellow which results in putting one of their own in imminent danger. As Endeavour shows signs of a struggle with his inner demons, the team wonders if he is beyond the point of no return.
“Striker” Sunday, June 19, 2022; 9-11 pm – An explosive murder at an Oxford college has potentially far-reaching political ramifications. Meanwhile, Endeavour is tasked with guarding the life of a beloved football team’s star striker.
“Scherzo” Sunday, June 26, 2022; 9-11 pm – On the outskirts of Oxford, a cab driver is found murdered in his taxi. The investigation into his death leads Endeavour and the team down a surprising path. Endeavour receives a guest who reminds him of a past he’d sooner forget.
“Terminus” Sunday, July 3, 2022; 9-11pm – In the cold of Winter, the team is called to investigate the violent killing of an Oxford college don. Thursday receives news that creates tension at home.
Endeavour, Season 8 is a coproduction of Mammoth Screen and MASTERPIECE. Russell Lewis is the writer, creator and executive producer of the series. Roger Allam, Shaun Evans, Damien Timmer and Helen Ziegler are executive producers. Rebecca Eaton and Susanne Simpson are the executive producers for MASTERPIECE. James Levison is the producer and Charlotte Webber is the co-producer. The director of Episode One is Shaun Evans, the director of Episode Two is Ian Aryeh, and the director of Episode Three is Kate Saxon.
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