‘Grantchester’ returns: PBS confirms Season 6 premiere date

PBS has announced when the next season of Grantchester will begin in the US.

Based on the novels by James Runcie, ITV’s popular period drama series began filming its sixth season last autumn.

The six brand new episodes will be set in 1958.

Outlander actor Tom Brittney is back as clergyman Will Davenport, alongside Robson Green (Soldier Soldier) as DI Geordie Keating.

They’re joined by Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe, and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman.

We can now reveal that Season 6 will premiere on American screens on Sunday 3rd October on PBS.

Guest stars will include Jemma Redgrave (Holby City), Gary Beadle (EastEnders), Dominic Mafham (New Tricks), Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle), Miles Jupp (Father Brown), and Rebecca Front (Poldark).

The new season of Grantchester is part of this year’s Masterpiece Mystery season on PBS, which kicks off tomorrow night with the fourth season of Unforgotten.

Other shows will include BBC thriller Guilt, premiering on Sunday 5th September, which stars Shetland actor Mark Bonnar.

The second season of The Missing spin-off Baptiste will follow on Sunday 17th October.

Watch the trailer for 2021’s upcoming Masterpiece Mystery season:


Grantchester creator and writer Daisy Coulam previously revealed that the sixth season will be “kind of game-changing for a lot of our characters.”

She explained: “We’re going to put them all through the wringer this series … It’s going to be emotional for all of them! … I feel like it could be the height of Grantchester.”

Robson Green, who plays Geordie, added: “The great thing with Daisy, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does, and it’s all to do with her writing. She’s a genius.”

Season 6 will air in the UK on ITV this autumn.

Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.