Netflix has just released a whole new episode of the critically acclaimed show. Grantchester is a fictional English town in which the show centres around a group of friends.

The year is 1947, and the drama is set in the immediate aftermath of World War II. A Cambridge don named Sidney Chambers, played by James Norton, takes on the role of amateur detective after his mother dies and leaves him the family home.

Julian Fellowes created the British television series Grantchester. Grantchester, a fictional town in Cambridgeshire, is the setting for the series.

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It follows the priest and his parishioners. On the 3rd of October 2022, ITV broadcast the first episode of the upcoming sixth season.

A Brief Description of The Grantchester Series

Set in the 1950s Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester, Grantchester is a British ITV detective drama set in the same time period.

Sidney Chambers (James Norton) and William Davenport (Tom Brittney) are two Anglican vicars.

They develop a sideline in sleuthing with the help of Detective Inspector Geordie Keating in the first two seasons of the show (Robson Green).

The Grantchester Mysteries are a series of short story collections by James Runcie that serve as the inspiration for the show.

It aired in 2014 based on the six stories in the first book, Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death. An further two seasons aired in March and April of 2016, and on April 23, 2017, a third season began airing.

On April 12, 2018, a fourth season was announced, and it was made clear that James Norton would no longer be the show’s star.

What is the Grantchester Series About?

Sidney Chambers (James Norton), an Anglican vicar and former Scots Guards officer, and Will Davenport (Tom Brittney), his successor.

He work with Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) to form an unexpected collaboration in investigating crimes in Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, in the 1950s.

In contrast to Chambers’ more intuitive methods, Keating employs a more methodical approach to policing.

Leonard Finch’s homosexuality is the subject of a few subplots set before England and Wales decriminalised male homosexuality (1967).

Grantchester is Based on a Book Series

For those who can’t wait for the next season of Grantchester, there are six collections of short stories by James Runcie called The Grantchester Mysteries.

The books focus on the character Sidney Chambers, who also functioned as the main character on Grantchester for the first four seasons (played by James Norton) before Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) was added.

The books were partially inspired by Runcie’s father, Robert Runcie, the former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Where the Season 5 of Grantchester Ended?

The end of Season 5 was both touching and fulfilling. Will unburdens his concerns of trying to be flawless to an empathetic, older woman who takes him to bed on his birthday—so much for celibacy!

Mrs. Chapman comforts Leonard, reminding him who his actual family is—and goes so far as to ask Daniel to Will’s party.

Grantchester Season 6 Release Date

Confirmed: Grantchester’s sixth season will premiere on ITV on Friday, September 3rd at 9 p.m., with the first of eight episodes. On October 3, 2021, PBS Masterpiece will air the sixth season of Grantchester (EST).

While PBS (the American network that airs Grantchester) welcomed the show’s return to production with a compilation video of cast members.

They experiences adapting to their COVID-safe working environment, featuring masks in between takes and (much needed) post-lockdown haircuts.

Who are the Cast Members of Grantchester Season 6?

For actor Tom Brittney, who plays Reverend Will Davenport, Season 6 will mark his second consecutive season on the show.

When James Norton left “Grantchester” early in Season 4, he took over as the show’s protagonist.

Robson Green’s Detective Inspector Geordie Keating returns in the new season to help Will investigate homicides in and around town.

Also returning this season are Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Geordie’s wife Cathy, and Nick Brimble as Mrs. Chapman’s husband, Jack Chapman, from the previous season.

Daniel Marloe, a photographer who has a hidden relationship with Leonard, will also be returning to the show.

As Geordie’s old army comrade, Johnny, actor Shaun Dooley will join the cast this season. Old pals aren’t happy with the fact that he’s a criminal defence attorney now.

The Plot of Grantchester Season 6

The opening episode of season six, which is set in 1958, sees the pair relaxing at a vacation camp, only to find themselves investigating a murder.

When things go awry on a vacation, ITV has promised that “there will be major implications for the remaining series.”

Tom Brittney’s Reverend Will Davenport breached his vow of celibacy in the season five finale by sleeping with a nun, the older and unconventional Sister Grace. This was a shocking turn in the plot (Tracy-Ann Oberman).

… You’ve had sex! This is a sly old dog… Your bosses mistress has slept with you.” After figuring out Will’s secret, Detective Geordie Keating reacted with joy.

Can we expect the Cambridgeshire vicar to be more receptive to romance in season six after the season five twist?

How Many Episodes are in Grantchester Season 6?

According to producer Richard Cookson this season has eight episodes, a challenge. ITV and Masterpiece wanted eight episodes instead of six when we were given the go-ahead for a sixth season in the early weeks of 2020, he explains.

“However, in terms of difficulties, it paled in comparison to what followed. As a result of the worldwide lockdown, the idea of filming a large number of people in a limited space became totally inconceivable.

Smart people began to conceive of new ways to get back to work as time went on. For us, that meant donning the (now-familiar) masks, avoiding eye contact, and washing our hands frequently.

Conclusion

Grantchester returns to MASTERPIECE on PBS on Sunday, October 3 at 9/8c for its sixth season! Find out more about what’s in store for the series in an exclusive interview with creator, head writer, and executive producer Daisy Coulam.

It’s also a great opportunity for her and the rest of the cast to discuss the future season, their ambitions for their characters, and how they would respond to our proposals for a new sleuth at the vicarage and a prospective murder victim.