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ITV confirms Inspector Morse spinoff Endeavour to end

ITV confirms Inspector Morse spinoff Endeavour to end
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Endeavour will end with the upcoming ninth series, it is announced.

ITV has confirmed that Inspector Morse spinoff Endeavour will end with the upcoming ninth series.

The prequel show, which stars Shaun Evans as a young Morse, has proven a consistent hit over the last decade - regularly drawing more than 7 million viewers.

The three-episode ninth series has begun filming in Oxford this week and in a statement, ITV announced that the episodes will be the show's last.

Executive producer Damien Timmer said: "Endeavour has been a real labour of love for all of us, and we salute [screenwriter] 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! 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 UK 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!"

The final series is expected to air later this year.

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