Grantchester followers can breathe a bit extra simply: The fan-favorite British crime drama is returning for an eighth season on Masterpiece PBS within the U.S. and ITV within the U.Ok. This news comes simply days forward of the Season 7 finale premiering within the U.S. (on August 14).
Filming is underway on the sequence produced by Kudos (a Banijay UK firm), as you may see from the photograph under. Robson Inexperienced and Tom Brittney are again as DI Geordie Keating and Reverend Will Davenport, respectively. Additionally returning are Charlotte Ritchie as Bonnie, Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe, and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman. Season 8’s particular visitor stars embody Shaun Dingwall, Jeff Rawle, and Jemima Rooper.
In Season 8, Will stands out as the happiest he’s ever been, however then a horrible accident rocks his world. “He’s all the time preached the phrase of a compassionate God — however how can he now, when his despair leads him on a harmful downward spiral?” the synopsis asks.
Moreover, Geordie is content material in his relationship with Cathy, although that may change after each are confronted with surprising bulletins at work. “As Mrs. C, Leonard, Jack and Daniel rally round, each Will and Geordie discover themselves in unfamiliar, emotional waters and homicide is all the time across the nook.” The season “will vary from Speedway to spies, exploring the lives of invisible girls and the very seen issues attributable to Leonard’s new vocation which can, as soon as once more, discover him battling the regulation.” Moreover, whereas “exploring religion, forgiveness, and redemption,” it “checks Will and Geordie to the restrict.”
“It’s so good to be again on Grantchester,” Inexperienced mentioned in an announcement. “A sequence that simply will get higher with age. Everybody concerned is on the high of their game and this extremely charming, likeable, darkish and edgy present is an absolute privilege to be a part of.”
Brittney added, “I’m completely happy that we’re going forward with one other sequence of Grantchester and that I get to proceed taking part in a personality I like a lot. To be a part of a present as properly cherished as this one, that’s now in its eighth sequence, is an absolute honour.”
The sequence is customized from The Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie, the sequence was developed for tv by Daisy Coulam. Writers for this season embody Richard Cookson (Episode 1), Helen Black (Episode 3), Anita Vettesse (Episode 4) and Richard Cookson and Karla Williams (Episode 5). Season 8 is directed by Rob Evans, Al Weaver (who makes his directing debut) and Martin Smith.
Grantchester, Season 8, TBA, PBS
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