Crime drama “Grantchester” is set to return for an eighth season on ITV and Masterpiece PBS in the United States. Filming for the hugely popular show produced by Kudos (a Banijay UK company) has started, with Robson Green returning as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport.
In the story, Will is the happiest he has ever been but his world will be rocked by a terrible accident. He has always preached the word of a compassionate God – but how can he now, when his despair leads him on a dangerous downward spiral? The eighth season of “Grantchester” will range from Speedway to spies, exploring the lives of invisible women and the very visible problems caused by Leonard’s new vocation which may, once again, find him battling the law.
“We are delighted to be returning to our beloved 'Grantchester.' It’s a testament to the fantastic creative work of our cast and crew that the audience want us back series after series,” commented Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, Executive Producer at Kudos.
“We are thrilled to bring Masterpiece viewers back to 'Grantchester' for an eighth season. The talented ensemble cast and captivating storylines have made 'Grantchester' one of our most beloved series. We can’t wait for fans to see it!,” added Susanne Simpson, Executive Producer at Masterpiece.
Adapted from the “Grantchester Mysteries” novels by James Runcie, the series was developed for television by Daisy Coulam. Writers for this series include Richard Cookson (episode one), Helen Black (episode three), Anita Vettesse (episode four), and Richard Cookson and Karla Williams (episode five). “Grantchester” is commissioned by PBS Masterpiece and PBS for US audiences, and is one of ITV’s most popular returning series. Masterpiece is presented on PBS by GBH Boston. Banijay Rights is responsible for international distribution.