Watch the PBS Trailer for ‘Endeavour’ Season 5

Shaun Evans and Roger Allam in "Endeavour" (Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Ford/Mammoth Screen for ITV and MASTERPIECE)

Endeavour, Season 5 Sundays, June 24 - July 29 at 9/8c MASTERPIECE Mystery! on PBS Pictured: SHAUN EVANS as Dectective Sergeant Endeavour Morse ad ROGER ALLAM as Detective Chief Inspector Fred Thursday Shaun Evans returns as the recently promoted Detective Sergeant Endeavour Morse. Also returning Roger Allam (Detective Chief Inspector Fred Thursday), Anton Lesser (Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright), Dakota Blue Richards (WPC Shirley Trewlove), Sean Rigby (Sergeant Jim Strange), James Bradshaw (Dr. Max DeBryn), Caroline O'Neil (Win Thursday) and Abigail Thaw (Dorothea Frazil). The series also sees the arrival of new recruit Detective Constable George Fancy, played by Lewis Peek, whom Morse has to reluctantly mentor. The new series begins with Morse having finally passed his Sergeant’s exams, as Oxford City Police merges into Thames Valley Constabulary. Joan Thursday (Sara Vickers) has returned to Oxford, but much is unresolved following her disappearance the previous year and Endeavour’s unexpected proposal. For editorial use only.

It’s almost time for a new season of Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour! The long-awaited fifth season of the popular period mystery series kicks off this summer on PBS’ Masterpiece. (Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 24.)

As a result, PBS has released the first trailer for Season 5, to help us all get in the proper Oxford sleuthing mood.

The new season will expand to six feature-length episodes, up from the four that comprised every season prior to this one. They’re entitled “Muse,” “Cartouche,” “Passenger,” “Colours,” ”Quartet” and “Requiem”. Shaun Evans will, of course, be back as the younger version of Endeavour Morse, joined once more by Roger Allam as his trusty partner Fred Thursday.

Watch the first Masterpiece trailer for Season 5 below:

Inspector Morse is back for an all-new season of #EndeavourPBS premiering June 24 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on @PBS.

— Masterpiece PBS (@masterpiecepbs) May 15, 2018

If you’d like the chance to look at a little more footage from the new season, take a look at the ITV trailer for Season 5, which aired in the U.K. earlier this year.


Endeavour’s fifth season will take place in 1968, a time of revolution in the wider world and one of significant development in the life of Morse himself. This was the period during which the Police Act of 1964 finally went into effect, which combined the longstanding Oxford Police with several other regional forces to create the Thames Valley Constabulary. By the early 1980s, this name changed to the more familiar Thames Valley Police, which longtime Inspector Morse fans will doubtless recognize as the division where Morse worked in the original series.

Endeavour has already been renewed for a sixth season, which will take young Morse into the final year of the 1960s. So we still have quite a bit to look forward to. (With the possibility of more stories to come beyond that.)

Are you excited for the new season of Endeavour? Let’s discuss in the comments.  

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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