Grantchester Season 9 US premiere – what you need to know

As the US premiere of the ninth season of the beloved mystery series arrives, let’s look at what we can expect from this season.

As announced last year, Season 9 will be Tom Brittney’s last in Grantchester after a successful six-year run. The identity of his successor has already been revealed – Hollyoaks star Rishi Nair will take over the reins in the vicarage and, of course, will end up joining forces with veteran detective Geordie Keating (Robson Green). 

When will it air?

Season 9 consists of eight episodes, which will air on MASTERPIECE on PBS between June 16 and August 4, 2024.

What is it about?

Season 9 is set in 1961 during a tumultuous time in Grantchester. The Reverend Will Davenport has received an appealing offer that makes him consider if his future is in Grantchester. Meanwhile Geordie and Cathy Keating face the challenge of guiding and gradually letting go of daughter Esme as she begins to make her way in the world. 

This season sees the arrival of a new vicar Alphy Kottaram. After a rocky introduction to the vicarage, Alphy slowly warms to the people of Grantchester, and overcomes his initial reluctance to work on cases with Geordie. The pair soon find themselves teaming up to tread the familiar territory of solving crimes and mysteries within their community.

Grantchester Season 9 finds police and vicar(s) investigating a range of cases, from clandestine circus performers to deceitful archaeologists, while also looking at social and spiritual challenges within the community during that period of change.

Episode guide

Episode 1 | June 16 at 9/8c
Will and Geordie investigate the mysterious death of a circus performer. Will receives a surprising offer that makes him question his life in Grantchester. 

Episode 2 | June 23 at 9/8c
A hotel manager is found dead and an abandoned baby is discovered on the very same day. Relations are strained when Geordie is shocked by Will’s news. 

Episode 3 | June 30 at 9/8c
Geordie and new vicar Alphy Kottaram get off to a bad start but soon have to put their differences aside when a local landowner is murdered. 

Episode 4 | July 7 at 9/8c
Alphy is a guest at a party in a country house, where he hopes to raise badly-needed funds for the church – but the party is short-lived when a dead body is discoverd.

Episode 5 | July 14 at 9/8c
Esme and the whole Keating family are shocked when a person is murdered in Esme’s office.

Episode 6 | July 21 at 9/8c
Alphy and Geordie team up when an archaeologist is murdered.

Episode 7 | July 28 at 9/8c
An acquaintance of Alphy is reported missing. When her friend is later brutally murdered, Alphy and Geordie race to track down the killer. 

Episode 8 | August 4 at 9/8c
When a reclusive man is found dead on the streets of Cambridge, Alphy and Geordie begin to unravel a series of clues that exposes a shocking revelation.

What about the UK release date?

Unfortunately, we do not have a confirmation for the release date on ITV in the UK but we will let you know as soon as it is announced.

US viewers can stream Grantchester Seasons 1-8 and more great shows from MASTERPIECE if watching with PBS Passport. Watch online and on the free PBS App.

Grantchester is also available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.