Endeavour is a British television detective drama series. It is a prequel to the long-running Inspector Morse and, like that series, is set primarily in Oxford. Shaun Evans portrays the young Endeavour Morse beginning his career as a detective constable, and later as a detective sergeant, with the Oxford City PoliceCID. The series is produced for ITV as a Mammoth Screen and Masterpiece co-production for ITV Studios. After a pilot episode in 2012, the first series was broadcast in 2013, and five more series have followed, with the exception of 2015. The fifth series with six episodes was set in 1968, and the sixth series picked up eight months later, set in 1969.