Grantchester

ITV confirms whether Grantchester will be back for season six 

Welcome back, Reverend Will Davenport!

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Grantchester is a much-loved crime drama - and ITV have recently confirmed that it will indeed be back for season six - and filming has already begun!

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With James Norton stepping down from the main role, Tom Brittney will reprise his role as Grantchester’s Reverend Will Davenport as the series resumes in 1958. Of course, he will also be joined by Robson Green starring as DI Geordie Keating - and we can't wait to see the duo in action! 

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The synopsis for the first episode has already been released, and reads: "Geordie, Cathy and their family, Will, Leonard and Mrs C take a much needed holiday together. However, what sets out to be a  fun-filled break for everyone at a holiday camp, is interrupted by a tragic death at the resort. Geordie and Will are left with no choice but to help out, as an investigation into the death begins. As events unfold on the trip, there will be serious repercussions for the rest of the series." 

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DI George Keating is back for season six

Speaking about the new series, Kudos Executive Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd said: :In these difficult times we are delighted to be able to film another series of our beloved Grantchester.  The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to bring the series to the screen and we know the audience are very excited to see what Will, Geordie and the Grantchester family have in store for them." 

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Tom Brittney plays Will Davenport

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James previously left the show in season four after feeling like his character's storyline came to a "natural conclusion". At the time, he told Radio Times: "When the possibility of a fourth series came along, the decision was whether or not to start a whole new journey for Sidney… It felt like it would be better to hand over the baton to someone else and give Grantchester a fresh injection of energy.

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