ITV has unveiled the first trailer for Grantchester, their new six episode drama which follows a crime solving vicar.
Grantchester follows Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances. His partner in crime is over-worked Police Inspector, Geordie Keating. Geordie speaks plainly and his down to earth approach to policing complements Sidney’s more gentle technique of coaxing information from witnesses and suspects. Their unlikely partnership becomes a true friendship as each offers a different insight into the crimes they begin to unravel.
The period piece stars James Norton (Death Comes To Pemberley) as Sidney Chambers; Robson Green (Strike Back) as Police Inspector Geordie Keating; Morven Christie (Hunted) as Amanda Kendall; Tessa Peake-Jones (Legacy) as Mrs Maguire; Kacey Ainsworth (EastEnders) as Cathy; Al Weaver (Secret State) as Leonard Finch; and Pheline Roggan as Hildegard Staunton.
Based on the James Runcie novel Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, Grantchester was adapted by Daisy Coulam and is being produced by the Shine owned indie Lovely Day. Diederick Santer, Managing Director and founder of Lovely Day, serves as the executive producer; while Harry Bradbeer directed. The drama recently wrapped production in London, Cambridge & Grantchester and is slated to air on ITV later this year.