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‘Grantchester’ Renewed For Season 10 By Masterpiece on PBS

by Dave Elliott

Good news for ecclesiastical crime-solving fans, as Masterpiece on PBS has announced a Season 10 renewal for Grantchester – and before anyone asks, no, we don’t have a UK premiere date for Season 9 yet.

Adapted from The Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie, the series stars Robson Green as DI Geordie Keating and, currently, Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport… although, that is all about to change with Season 9…

It’s 1961 and times are very much changing in Grantchester. The Reverend Will Davenport has begun to consider new challenges elsewhere, while Geordie and Cathy Keating deal with an independent Esme out in a dangerous world. It’s not long before Alphy Kottaram (Rishi Nair – Hollyoaks, Count Abdulla) makes his arrival as the new vicar, enchanted by the village and remarkably gallant about his rocky welcome. Will the locals ever be able to accept him as one of their own?

Grantchester Season 9 finds police and vicar(s) investigating clandestine circus performers and deceitful archaeologists, while exploring gender politics in the workplace, and the meaning of faith in the community. As mysterious clues build to a truly explosive finale, this season is set to be the biggest and boldest yet.

The full gang returns to Grantchester for this latest season, including Tom Brittney (Greyhound, Outlander) as outgoing vicar Will Davenport, with Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife) as Bonnie Davenport. Robson Green (Reckless) is sarcastic and world-weary DI Geordie Keating, Kacey Ainsworth (EastEnders) is Cathy Keating, and Skye Degruttola is their daughter, Esme.  Al Weaver (Colette, Miss Scarlet and The Duke) is former curate Leonard Finch, Oliver Dimsdale (Downton Abbey) is Leonard’s partner Daniel, Tessa Peake-Jones (Pride and Prejudice) plays feisty Mrs. Chapman, and Nick Brimble is her husband, Jack. Bradley Hall returns as DC Larry Peters and Melissa Johns is Miss Scott.

Joining the cast in the new recurring role of Rev. Alphy Kottaram is Rishi Nair (The Marlow Murder Club, Count Abdulla, Hollyoaks). “Rishi has likeability in spades,” says Robson Green. “The way [Geordie and Alphy] interact is incredibly endearing and you know you’re going to care about them enough to follow them.” Our guess is that the charismatic and witty new vicar will give Geordie a run for his money.

‘Grantchester’ Season 9 is currently airing in the USA via Masterpiece on PBS. If you’re wondering why is hasn’t aired in the UK yet, its not entirely clear… The series is a co-production between Kudos (a Banijay UK Company) and Masterpiece for ITV and PBS. So whilst it is made for ITV in the UK, it’s possible Masterpiece put in more money and produce it, allowing them to air it first. Or, it could simply be that ITV don’t want to air it in the middle of Summer, and would rather schedule it in the Winter where it will get more viewers in the UK.

Grantchester‘ Season 9 does not yet have a UK premiere date but will air on ITV1 and ITVX. If you want to keep track of this or any other shows, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when they get a UK premiere date.

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