ITV has renewed hit period drama Grantchester for a fifth season. The series, which is co-produced by PBS Masterpiece for the US market, will be back for a further six episodes.
Grantchester is set in the 1950s and follows an unlikely crime-fighting duo – Reverend Will Davenport and gruff, down-to-earth Police Inspector Geordie Keating. The drama series is produced by Kudos and stars Tom Brittney, Robson Green, Al Weaver, Tessa Peake-Jones and Kacey Ainsworth.
Original series star James Norton exited the series as Sidney Chamber last season and was replaced by Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport. The show’s fifth season is set in 1957, the year Prime Minister Harold Macmillan told the British people that they had ‘never had it so good’. For many of the residents of Grantchester, it really will feel like they’re in a delightful new Eden, but for all the talk of paradise on earth and faith-in-action, Geordie Keating knows that trouble is never far away.
Production on the show’s fifth season is set to get underway this summer in Cambridgeshire. The series is based on the novels by James Runcie and was adapted for television by Daisy Coulam. The scripts for the new season are being penned by Coulam, John Jackson, Carey Andrews, Jake Riddell and Joshua St Johnston. Richard Cookson is the series producer, while Gordon Anderson is attached to direct. The executive producers are Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, Daisy Coulam and Rebecca Eaton.