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Grantchester Returns to ITV for Fourth Series

Published: Thu 12 Apr 2018

Grantchester, starring James Norton and Robson Green, will return to ITV for a fourth series in a co-production from Kudos and MASTERPIECE on PBS.  
 
This series will feature James Norton’s final episodes as character Sidney Chambers, the charismatic, jazz-loving clergyman, and one half of the unlikely crime-fighting duo based in 1950s Grantchester. Casting of the new vicar arriving in the hamlet of Grantchester will be announced shortly.  
 
Along with Robson Green, who plays Detective Geordie Keating, returning members of Grantchester’s ensemble cast include Al Weaver, Tessa Peake-Jones and Kacey Ainsworth.
 
MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton, at WGBH Boston, said:
“It’s a bittersweet time for Grantchester fans, who will be cheering the return of the series but crushed to say goodbye to James. We want to assure them that the series they love will continue with brilliant new episodes and a captivating new vicar.”
 
Kudos Executive Producer Diederick Santer said: “I’m ecstatic that - with Masterpiece and ITV - we are returning to Grantchester with all our favourite characters. While I’m sad that these will be James Norton’s final episodes, we will make sure he goes out with a bang. We’ve got exciting plans for where the show is heading and the vicarage won’t be vacant for long.”
 
MASTERPIECE and ITV have commissioned Grantchester’s fourth season, which begins production in June in London, Cambridge, and Grantchester.
 
Grantchester, Season 4 is a Co-Production of Kudos and MASTERPIECE for ITV and is distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International who have sold the show across 162 countries. The executive producers for Kudos are Diederick Santer, Emma Kingsman-Lloyd and Daisy Coulam. The executive producer for MASTERPIECE is Rebecca Eaton at WGBH Boston. The series will be produced by Richard Cookson.  Director Tim Fywell is returning for the opening two episodes. Adapted from the Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie, the series was developed for television by Daisy Coulam and written by Daisy Coulam and John Jackson. 
 
About MASTERPIECE
The top-rated primetime show on PBS, MASTERPIECE celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2016. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Funding for MASTERPIECE on PBS is provided by Viking and Farmers Insurance® with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. MASTERPIECE is known for presenting iconic shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga, Poldark, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, and Victoria.
 
About Kudos
Kudos, part of the Endemol Shine Group, is a multi-award winning production company specialising in scripted content. Recent credits include Troy: Fall of a City (BBC1 / Netflix), Gunpowder (BBC1), Tin Star (Sky Atlantic / Amazon), The Tunnel – Vengeance (Sky Atlantic), Apple Tree Yard (BBC1), Broadchurch (ITV), Humans (Channel 4 / AMC), The Boy With The Top Knot (BBC2), Man In An Orange Shirt (BBC2), Flowers (Channel 4), Grantchester (ITV/PBS), River (BBC1/Netflix) and International Emmy winner Capital (BBC1). Further series of Humans and Tin Star are currently in production.