‘Grantchester’ return date and trailer revealed: When does Season 7 start?

ITV has announced when the new season of Grantchester will premiere.

Based on the novels by James Runcie, the popular ’50s crime drama series has been running since 2014.

Its sixth season only concluded last October, due to filming delays during the pandemic, but Grantchester is back already!

Tom Brittney (Outlander) and Robson Green (Soldier Soldier) will be reprising their roles as clergyman Will Davenport and DI Geordie Keating next month.

The pair are once again joined in the seventh season of Grantchester by 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 six brand new episodes are set during the long hot summer of 1959, with wedding season in full swing in the Cambridgeshire village.

Grantchester returns in the UK at 9pm on Friday 11th March on ITV.

Season 7 will air in the US later this year on PBS.

The six-episode run is a slight reduction on Season 6’s eight episodes, but matches the episode count for the show’s first five seasons.

The official synopsis 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.”

Watch the trailer:


Joining the regular characters this year is Ghosts star Charlotte Ritchie.

Best known for her role as Barbara in Call the Midwife, the English actress will be playing Cathy’s niece, Bonnie.

Other guest stars in Season 7 will include Ellora Torchia (The Split), Emma Cunniffe (Roadkill), Janie Dee (Crashing), Philip Whitchurch (The English Patient), Rowena King (The Wilds), Anna Wilson-Jones (Victoria), and Michael D. Xavier (Gentleman Jack).

Geordie actor Robson Green commented last year: “Great to be back in the world we all refer to as our ‘HAPPY PLACE.’ This new series is the best yet and is testament to the outstanding creative team that make this extraordinary, likeable, charming and entertaining tale what it is… class!”

Green’s co-star Tom Brittney recently revealed he’s keen to be the new James Bond!

Meanwhile, original Grantchester star James Norton is currently busy filming a final season of Happy Valley.

Grantchester is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.