ITV drama 'Endeavour' to finish after nine seasons

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Pictured:SHAUN EVANS as Endeavour.



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Shaun Evans in Endeavour. (ITV)

ITV have confirmed that season 9 of its Morse spin-off Endeavour will be its last.

The popular detective show which stars Roger Allam and Shaun Evans will come to a close once filming for the upcoming series has wrapped later this year.

The decision to finish the show was a mutual one made by producers Mammoth Screen, writer Russell Lewis and stars Allam and Evans.

Read more: Shaun Evans: New Endeavour series sees me move into Morse’s flat

ITV have accepted the decision of the creative partners and in a press release thanked all involved for their hard work on the show over the last decade.

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Pictured:SHAUN EVANS as Endeavour and ROGER ALLAM as DI Fred Thursday.



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Shaun Evans and Roger Allam in Endeavour. (ITV)

Executive producer Damien Timmer also released a statement on behalf of Mammoth Screen. It read: "Endeavour has been a real labour of love for all of us, and we salute Russell Lewis for his extraordinary achievement in chronicling Endeavour Morse’s coming of age across 72 hours of TV.

"Russell always knew where he wanted the series to end, and that Remorseful Day is nearly upon us!

British actors John Thaw (1942 - 2002), and Kevin Whately in a publicity still for the television detective series 'Inspector Morse', circa 1987. John Thaw plays the eponymous policeman and Kevin Whately is his sidekick Sergeant Lewis. (Photo by Larry Ellis Collection/Getty Images)
Kevin Whately and John Thaw in a publicity still for Inspector Morse, circa 1987. (Larry Ellis Collection/Getty Images)

"We’d like to thank Shaun and Roger and all the other members of the Endeavour family on and off screen, and to the show’s fans both in the U.K. and abroad. Russell has many surprises up his sleeve for the final three films, with the return of some familiar faces and new challenges for Endeavour and Thursday to face before the final goodbye!"

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Pictured:SHAUN EVANS as Endeavour and ROGER ALLAM as DI Fred Thursday.



This image is under copyright and may only be used in relation to ENDEAVOUR.Any further use must be agreed with the ITV Picture Desk.



For further information please contact:
Patrick.smith@itv.com 07909906963
Shaun Evans and Roger Allam in Endeavour. (ITV)

Endeavour originally debuted in 2012 as a one-off film to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Inspector Morse.

The success of the episode led to ITV commissioning a full prequel series with Evans playing the younger version of Morse who was originally portrayed by John Thaw.

The final season of the show started filming on 22 May in Oxford and will feature three episodes all set in 1972.

Endeavour has been very popular throughout its run, at one point averaging over seven million viewers an episode.

Watch below: Endeavour: Season 8

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