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Mystery Series ‘Grantchester’ Comes to America This January

Just when you think you’ve seen every kind of British mystery…along comes a period detective series featuring a crime solving vicar to prove you wrong.

New period mystery series Grantchester follows the story of Sidney Chambers – played by James Norton, whom you may have seen recently in dramas like Death Comes to Pemberley and Happy Valley – stars as Sidney Chambers, a young and charismatic vicar who turns amateur investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances. Chambers ends up seeking out the help of the gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating (played by Wire in the Blood’s Robson Green) and the two – in the tradition of pretty much crime drama since time immemorial – become crime-solving partners and unlikely friends.

Based on the James Runcie novel Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, which draws on Runcie’s own experiences as a vicar, the drama also features Twenty Twelve’s Morven Christie, Kacey Ainsworth, Tessa Peake-Jones and more.