Shaun Evans turns into DS Morse in first-look footage from season eight of Endeavor

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Shaun Evans transforms into DS Morse as he gets to grips with the Endeavor Season 8 set at first glance

Season eight of ITV’s detective drama Endeavor has started filming in Oxford.

The first photos from the set were revealed on Tuesday, showing Shaun Evans transforming into DS Morse for that day’s shoot.

The actor, 41, looked gloomy when he got into the role of a scene where he crossed his arms and had a grim expression on his face.

He’s back! Shaun Evans turned into DS Morse when he went on the set of Endeavor season eight in first-look images shared by ITV on Tuesday

Shaun dressed in a black suit and matching pants that he paired with a cornflower blue shirt and black tie.

While not filming, he made sure to adhere to strict Covid rules by wearing a surgical face mask while speaking to the crew and when cameras were no longer rolling.

In addition to reprising his titular role, Shaun also directs the first three films of season eight, and it seemed like he was filming one of these stories on the first day of shooting when he directed the crew.

Safety first: Shaun dressed in a black suit and pants that he paired with a cornflower blue shirt and black tie, and made sure to adhere to strict Covid rules while not filming

Safety first: Shaun dressed in a black suit and pants that he paired with a cornflower blue shirt and black tie, and made sure to adhere to strict Covid rules while not filming

Shaun will be joined on set by Roger Allam, who plays DCI Fred on the show on Thursday, and in the new episodes, they will no doubt share how they clashed at the end of the final series.

ITV shared a synopsis for the show that revealed, “ Opening the series in 1971, a death threat to Oxford Wanderers star striker Jack Swift puts Endeavor and his team at the heart of the glitz and glamor of 1970s football. ‘

It was also revealed that the story will “ uncover the true cost of success and fame, and with it a deep-seated division that soon becomes much closer to home. ”

Interestingly, Shaun will not only play his titular role, he will also direct the first three films of season eight and he will be joined on set by Roger Allam (R), who will play DCI Fred on Thursday.

Interestingly, Shaun will not only play his titular role, he will also direct the first three films of season eight and he will be joined on set by Roger Allam (R), who will play DCI Fred on Thursday.

Filming on the show began in March, and in a statement about the return, series creator, writer and executive producer Russell Lewis said: “ After our longest suspension, everyone at #TeamEndeavor is delighted to be back at work.

If anything, the delay has made us all to make series eight everything it can be.

“Fortunately, it looks like our timeline has passed the hiatus and that exactly half a century later we will still be living up to our 1971 vision, albeit through a dark Endeavor glass.”

He continued, “ Social distance and strict insurance regulation with its bubbles and cohorts mean backroom guys like me and the other execs haven’t been able to get out as usual, yet we’re very lucky all the way back to it. work and count our blessings daily.

‘It is really wonderful to tell new stories with Oxford’s Finest. I hope the audience thinks they’ve been worth the wait. ‘

ITV has not yet announced an official release date for the new season of Endeavor.

Drama: ITV has shared a synopsis for the show revealing that the first episode will be about a death threat to the Oxford Wanderers star

Drama: ITV has shared a synopsis for the show revealing that the first episode will be about a death threat to the Oxford Wanderers star

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