Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

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Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:09 am

The original project, which starred Shaun Evans as a young Endeavour Morse, attracted 8.2m viewers in January.

Evans will reprise the role in four 2-hour episodes, to be filmed in Oxford later in 2012. Also returning from the pilot are Roger Allam (Inspector Fred Thursday), James Bradshaw (Dr Max Debryn) and Abigail Thaw, daughter of original Inspector Morse star John Thaw.

"It was fantastic that the audience responded so warmly to Endeavour," said ITV drama's Sally Haynes. "Shaun's portrayal of a legendary character was captivating and Endeavour thoroughly deserves a series - there's so much more we can do with the character."

Producer Dan McCulloch added: "We're delighted to be making a series of Endeavour and have been overwhelmed by the reaction to the first film.

"Russell Lewis has some bold plans to further enrich the mythology of Morse, introducing some significant new characters, and re-establishing some old favourites, all of whom are destined to have a massive impact on the future inspector's life."

The new series will be produced by McCulloch and executive produced by Mammoth Screen's joint managing directors, Michele Buck and Damien Timmer.

Last year, Shaun Evans told Digital Spy that he was eager to reprise the role of Morse in a full series of Endeavour.

"I certainly had a good time and I feel like, in terms of the story and where he's at, there's definitely room for growth," he said.

In addition, a further four two-hour episodes of Inspector Morse spinoff Lewis will air on ITV1 from May.

Kevin Whately (Lewis) suggested earlier this year that the show would not last "a lot longer", adding that he is "now police retirement age".
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Re: Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

Postby pip » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:13 am

I'll have to tell herselves mother . She's a Morse nut :D
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Re: Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:16 am

I completely forgot about the pilot episode!! :mrgreen:

Just had a great giggle at OMG Cat. :D
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Re: Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

Postby Penfold » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:20 am

I thought the pilot was very well done so will be looking forward to the series. :D
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Re: Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

Postby DaveC » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:27 am

Penfold wrote:I thought the pilot was very well done so will be looking forward to the series. :D


I agree, he acted it great, I also am a big fan of Roger Allam, he was good too. :D
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Re: Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

Postby pip » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:34 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:I completely forgot about the pilot episode!! :mrgreen:

Just had a great giggle at OMG Cat. :D

I only saw the end of it but it looked decent enough . :D

That cat rocks :lol:
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Re: Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:29 pm

Even before the last scene of the pilot I thought Evans had nailed Morse Jr. - the voice was always bang on right from the start :lol:

Quite liked the story as well as it had a good period feel and I loved the Jag getting in there straight off as well :lol: Thursday was brilliant as the mentor too :ugeek:
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Re: Endeavour (Morse prequel) gets full series

Postby meerkat » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:46 pm

Jusr adored Endeaver. I was wondering about the ethics behind it but, it turned out to be so faithful to the way John Thaw played him. And it was wonderful seeing a young Max, even if he moonlit as the geek from Primeval, he was still spot on.

All the characters were believable, Thursday getting rid of Morse whilst he had a quiet 'word' with a suspect. Introducing him to Real Ale and, that lovely moment with the Jags. Priceless.
That piece of resistance at the end, seeing the older morse in the rear view mirror! Loved it to bits.
Hope the new series carries on in the same vein. (I hope not literrally too much blood 'cos poor Morse couldn't stand the sight of it!)
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Postby Penfold » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:59 pm

It might well go some way as to explaining why. :D
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