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Grantchester is a detective drama on ITV, set in the Cambridgeshire village of the same name in the 1950s. The series has been given the green light for a sixth outing but when is it out? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know including release date, cast, trailer, plot and more.
When is Grantchester season 6 out?
There is good news for fans of period crime-drama Grantchester with the show making a return.
ITV in the UK and PBS in the US have announced Grantchester will be back for a sixth series.
The renewal comes just one week before the fifth series will air in the US (Sunday, July 26).
At the moment, an official release date has not yet been confirmed by the channels but ITV has confirmed filming has begun in Cambridge for the new series.
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The news of season six was confirmed by Green and Brittney via an Instagram live video.
Brittney said: “We are getting a new season, guys. Season six of Grantchester! It’s coming.”
Green joked: “I can eat, again. It’s a miracle” as they cheered to the cast and crew.
Brittney, added he was keen to get back to his “happy place” and said: “It’s looking good, Grantchester could be one of the first things filming.
Speaking about filming after the pandemic, Green said: “I think it’s going be strange, I just hope the scripts aren’t dictated too much by something beyond our control but I’m sure they will be.”
Who will star in Grantchester season 6?
The entire main cast has returned for the new series of Granchester.
This means Tom Brittney will be back as the new vicar of Grantchester William Davenport.
Brittney is new to the cast of Granchester as of season four, replacing James Norton who portrayed Sidney Chambers from seasons one to five.
Robson Green will also be back as Detective Inspector Geordie Keating.
Tessa Peake-Jones returns as Mrs C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman.
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What will happen in Granchester season 6?
Grantchester is based on The Grantchester Mysteries, a collection of short stories written by James Runcie.
No doubt, the new series will continue to see vicar William Davenport and Detective Inspector Geordie Keating solve unusual deaths within the quaint village of Grantchester.
The first series only drew from six stories of the first book, so there is plenty of source material for the sixth series.
During the Instagram live video, Green revealed he had received a hint about the arc of season six.
He said how the mystery of DI Geordie Keating’s hat would be revealed in season six.
Green explained: “In every series, part of the costume is his hat, I’ve only worn it twice but I carry it around with me.
“You find out in the next season, why I carry the hat.
“It’s not just about the hat, maybe there’s something under his hat that may be revealed.”
He continued: “There a reason I have to have it with me everywhere I go and that is revealed in series six.
Green added:”It’s very moving and very poignant. It’s beautiful.”
The synopsis for the first episode reads: In the first episode of the new series, Geordie, Cathy and their family, Will, Leonard and Mrs C take a much needed holiday together.
“However, what sets out to be a fun-filled break for everyone at a holiday camp, is interrupted by a tragic death at the resort.
“Geordie and Will are left with no choice but to help out, as an investigation into the death begins. As events unfold on the trip, there will be serious repercussions for the rest of the series.”
Is there a trailer for Grantchester season 6?
No, unfortunately, there is no trailer for Granchester season six yet.
A trailer is likely to drop closer to the show’s release date in 2021.
In the meantime, you can watch Grantchester season five in the UK via the ITV Hub.
Ahead of the new series, fans have taken to social media to share their excitement.
Following the Instagram live video, one fan commented: “You guys are so awesome…cannot wait for season six!!.”
A second fan said: “Love this show! You guys are great! So excited for the new season.”
A third fan added: “Congratulations! So looking forward to Season six!”
Granchester season 6 is currently in production
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