The third series of Endeavour will once again be written by Lewis creator and Inspector Morse writer, Russell Lewis.
Four new films starring Shaun Evans will be set in 1967, picking up from the second series finale.
Executive Producer Russell Lewis said: “Endeavour ’67… Pepper – Piper – Purple Haze… As ‘Oxford’s finest’ encounter friends and foes both old and new, our next quartet of mysteries will take the audience on a psychedelic Summer of Love fairground ride, filled with twists and turns, shrieks and scares. For something wicked this way comes…”
Meanwhile the fourth season of DCI Banks, starring Stephen Tompkinson, will comprise three two–part stories.
ITV’s Head of Drama Series Jane Hudson said, “This series will see Banks pushed to the limit as he tackles his toughest crimes to date whilst dealing with a personal tragedy which turns his life upside down.”