‘Grantchester’ writer gives update on when Season 6 can begin filming

PBS has confirmed that Grantchester is returning for a sixth season!

Based on the novels by James Runcie, ITV’s popular period drama series returned to UK screens earlier this year.

Season 5 concluded last weekend in the US, ending with a number of shock revelations.

Fortunately for fans, following some uncertainty, it’s now been officially announced that Grantchester will be back next year.

Outlander actor Tom Brittney will reprise his role as clergyman Will Davenport, alongside Robson Green (Soldier Soldier) as DI Geordie Keating.

Al Weaver, Tessa Peake-Jones, and Kacey Ainsworth will also return as Leonard Finch, Mrs Chapman, and Cathy Keating respectively.

Grantchester creator and lead writer Daisy Coulam told PBS this week: “So the official scoop is we’re filming in September and that’s—fingers crossed—where we’re at.”

However, this could still change due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, which has already seen filming shut down on the new season of Call the Midwife and many others TV series.

Coulam explained: “[Filming is] obviously COVID dependent, but everyone’s working towards it. There’s lots of very complicated conversations going on about how to shoot and how to keep people safe.

“So it’s like a big Rubik’s Cube—everyone’s trying to solve this almost unsolvable puzzle, but everyone’s really up for it and the actors are desperate to get back. So yes, September.”

If filming goes ahead as planned, fans can expect Season 6 to air in the UK in early 2021 on ITV and next summer in the US on PBS Masterpiece.

In the meantime, Amazon Prime members can currently catch up on the first four seasons of Grantchester for free!

If you’ve not already got Amazon Prime, you can still rewatch all 25 episodes at no cost by signing up for a free 30-day trial here.

Grantchester is available on DVD on Amazon.