News from ITV of Endeavour filming in Oxford for series eight set in 1971
The announcement tells us there will be three episodes, with Shaun Evans and Roger Allam returning as DS Endeavour Morse and DCI Fred Thursday. Evans is also directing the first of the three stories.
Other cast returning include Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones) who returns as CS Reginald Bright, Sean Rigby (Gunpowder) as DS Jim Strange, James Bradshaw (Close to The Enemy) as Dr Max DeBryn, Abigail Thaw (I Want My Wife Back) as Dorothea Frazil, Caroline O’Neill (Last Tango In Halifax) as Win Thursday and Sara Vickers (Watchmen) as Joan Thursday.
We also have the central plot for the episode Evan is directing:
Opening the series in 1971, a death threat to Oxford Wanderers’ star striker Jack Swift places Endeavour and his team at the heart of the glitz and glamour of 1970s football, exposing the true cost of success and celebrity, and with it, a deep-rooted division that is soon reflected much closer to home.
You can read more in the full press release. As the Endeavour filming has only just commenced, we imagine it will extend into the summer. No scheduling has been revealed, so we may yet get Endeavour series eight around Christmas / New Year.