Grantchester

'Grantchester' Season 3 Comes to Masterpiece in June

James Norton and Robson Green in "Grantchester" (Photo: ITV)

Good news for mystery fans! The new season of popular period mystery Grantchester will air in the U.S. this June. The drama’s third season will begin on Sunday, June 18 at 9pm. (So mark your calendars now!)

Stars James Norton and Robson Green will be back as the crime-solving duo of vicar Sidney Chambers and his partner Detective Inspector Geordie Keating. The drama is based on the “Grantchester Mysteries” books author James Runcie, and Season 3 will likely map to the third novel in the series, Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil.

‘Grantchester’ to Get a 2016 Christmas Special

Stars James Norton and Robson Green in "Grantchester". (Photo: Courtesy of (C) Des Willie/Lovely Day Productions & ITV for MASTERPIECE)

Good news Grantchester fans! Not only is popular mystery series returning for a third season next year, ITV has decided to commission a special holiday-themed installment to air in 2016!

The ninety-minute Christmas special will be filmed along with Season 3, which has just started production. Stars James Norton and Robson Green are back as unlikely crime fighting duo, Vicar Sidney Chambers and Police Inspector Geordie Keating. They’ll be joined once again by Tessa Peake-Jones, Morven Christie, Al Weavery, Kacey Ainsworth, and everyone’s favorite black Labrador, Dickens. 

‘Grantchester’ Season 2 US Premiere Date Set for March

James Norton and Robson Green in "Grantchester" Season 2. (Photo: Courtesy of Des Willie/Lovely Day for ITV and MASTERPIECE)

Good news mystery fans – the highly anticipated second season of popular series Grantchester has a US airdate!

Based on a series of novels by James Runcie, Grantchester follows the story of a charismatic clergyman who turns accidental crimefighter when one of his parishioners turns up dead. He joins forces with an overworked police inspector and the pair form an unlikely crime-solving partnership and friendship. 

Filming Set To Begin on Second Season of ‘Grantchester’

UK network ITV announced this week that filming is about to begin on the highly anticipated second season of popular mystery series Grantchester.

Based on a series of novels by James Runcie, Grantchester follows the story of a charismatic clergyman who turns accidental crimefighter when one of his parishoners turns up dead. He joins forces with an overworked police inspector and the pair form an unlikely crime-solving partnership and friendship.

Stars James Norton and Robson Green are back as Sidney Chambers and Geordie Keating, while Tessa Peake-Jones, Morven Christie and Kacey Ainsworth are also all listed as returning. And Dickens too, of course – we know he’s the cast member most of you were probably worried about anyway, right?

Mystery Series ‘Grantchester’ Will Be Back for a Second Season

Good news for the many people who’ve been enjoying new Masterpiece Mystery series Grantchester. Turns out the drama – the first season of which is currently airing on PBS stations around the country – has already been renewed for a second series by UK network ITV.

Fun fact: The renewal news actually was announced by ITV last winter and somehow I completely missed this, but hey, maybe we can all rejoice a little harder now we actually know how good the show is, yeah? (There’s something anticlimactic about a thing getting news that something’s already been renewed before you’ve even seen it. Or at least there is when one is trying to make excuses for totally spacing on this bit of info before…)

Anyway, the renewal news isn’t completely unexpected, as the mystery series was averaging a quite healthy 6.6 million viewers in the UK during its run, and – judging from early viewer commentary around here – seems fairly popular among US viewers as well.

A Winter Delight: ‘Grantchester’ Comes to ‘Masterpiece Mystery’

While I wouldn’t consider myself a mystery genre aficionado, I do enjoy a good whodunit from time to time. My view is that without interesting characters and the corresponding relationships between them, one detective series is pretty much like another. So when I first heard about Grantchester, I thought we were in for another cozy mystery show in the manner of Miss Marple or Midsomer Murders. After all, the lead character is a rural vicar who for whom crime solving becomes something of an avocation.

But this seems to be something a bit different.