After the cliff hanger at the end of the second series put Morse behind bars and Inspector Thursday near (please only near!) death, ITV was almost honor bound to commission another series. Still, it’s nice to make it official. Endeavour will return to ITV next year for four new episodes. No word yet on the state of Thursday’s health…
Also returning for another series is DCI Banks. DCI Banks and his team will tackle six new gloomy , and entertaining, Yorkshire-based crimes.
Now that ITV has aired the final Poirot episode, it’s the BBC’s turn to take on the Agatha Christie canon. Their first two commissions include a new adaptation of, And Then There Were None, and a six-part series featuring Christie’s husband and wife sleuths, Tommy and Tuppence.
In the meantime, those craving a golden age fix can enjoy a Miss Marple double-header on PBS this Sunday, September 21st – A Caribbean Mystery and Greenshaw’s Folly.
Also, check out the new promo for Lewis. PBS will air the first of three new episodes on October 5th.
Fans of the 1920s Melbourne based crime series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, will be relieved to know that the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp) has finally renewed the show for a third series. Filming is set to begin in the fall.
In the meantime, US fans can enjoy the first two seasons on Acorn TV or Netflix.
The second half of 2014 will see the return of crime drama favorites such as Scott and Bailey, Lewis and New Tricks, but there are some brand new shows to look forward to as well.
One such show is six-parter Grantchester. Grantchester is based on the popular novels of James Runcie , who has so far written three novels of a planned six book series following the 1950s investigative exploits of Grantchester vicar, Sidney Chambers.