PBS confirms ‘Grantchester’ return date: When does Season 7 start in the US?

It’s been announced when American viewers can see the new season of Grantchester.

The popular ’50s crime drama series returned in the UK in March, just half a year after the sixth season ended!

Returning as clergyman Will Davenport and DI Geordie Keating are Tom Brittney (Outlander) and Robson Green (Soldier Soldier).

Also reprising their roles in Season 7 are Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe, Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman, Melissa Johns as Miss Scott, and Bradley Hall as Larry Peters.

The official synopsis for Season 7 reads: “As the Reverend Will Davenport unites happy couples in holy matrimony, Detective Inspective Geordie Keating is busy as ever investigating a range of local murder cases.

“With a new decade just around the corner, the question of what the future holds is on everyone’s minds, not least Will’s, but before the ’50s roll over into the swinging sixties there are some crimes to solve and some life-changing decisions to be made that might change life in Grantchester forever.”

Set during the long hot summer of 1959, the six brand new episodes also welcome Ghosts star Charlotte Ritchie to the cast!

Ritchie, who’ll be familiar to British period drama fans as Barbara in Call the Midwife, is playing Cathy’s niece, Bonnie.

We can now officially confirm that Grantchester will be back on PBS this summer in the US.

Season 7 is set to premiere on Masterpiece on Sunday nights at 9/8c from 10th July, with new episodes airing weekly into August.

Watch the trailer here:


The show’s future beyond this season remains uncertain, with no news yet on a possible eighth season.

Without giving away any spoilers, UK viewers will already know that Season 7’s finale seems to have deliberately been written in a way which could leave it as a satisfying last ever episode, but there’s also plenty of scope for more stories.

Tom Brittney revealed recently that he’s keen to be the next James Bond though, so we’ll have to wait and see!

Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.