Grantchester Season 6: The United Kingdom has never met a murder mystery that it did not enjoy, which is fortunate for us because we enjoy them. In the United States, Grantchester, which airs on PBS’ Masterpiece, is based on a series of novels by James Runcie.
The show is set in the 1950s in the little village of the same name, and it follows the town vicar (James Norton, who later quit the show) and a local detective (Robson Green) as they work to investigate murders in the area.
While we wait for Grantchester Season 6 of the show to premiere, we’ve decided to take on the role of detectives and do our investigation to learn what to expect when the show returns. So far, here’s all we know about Season 6 of Grantchester.
The plot of Grantchester Season 6
Grantchester distinguishes itself from other historical dramas and murder mysteries by combining the genre’s characteristics with a level of eroticism rarely seen in a 1950s-set show, especially one with a priest as the leading protagonist.
This is only one of many reasons why the show has become a favorite fan drama on both sides of the Atlantic.
Will and Geordie will collaborate on several cases this season, including a murder that occurs while everyone is on vacation in the season premiere. Still, series creator and executive producer Daisy Coulam thinks Season 6 will be “game-changing” for numerous show’s protagonists. And Leonard is in for a particularly rough day.
Coulam teased in an interview with PBS that “we’re going to take him to some rather dark areas,” though she wouldn’t say what those dark places were. Fortunately, we have a pretty decent idea based on the logline for the new episodes and a new teaser trailer.
In the first season, Leonard looks to be caught in a scandal when someone threatens to out him as a gay man, which might have disastrous ramifications for him in England, where being gay was illegal until 1967.
Furthermore, the entrance of Johnny puts Will and Geordie’s friendship to the test. “Geordie being drawn down a very dark path,” Brittney said ahead of the new season to ITV, “and Will tries his hardest to bring him back from the brink.”
Since we trust Will and Geordie’s reconciliation, it appears that Will’s focus will be split this season when a new woman enters his life. Coulam told PBS that their relationship isn’t romantic, but now that Will is sexually liberated, more love affairs and serious relationships are likely to occur.
Based on all of this information, a lot is going on in Grantchester Season 6, so it’ll be interesting to see how it all comes together when the program returns this autumn.
Grantchester Season 6 Cast
For actor Tom Brittney, who plays Reverend Will Davenport, Season 6 will be his second complete season. When James Norton left “Grantchester” early in Season 4, he took over as the series lead. Will is again collaborating with Robson Green’s Detective Inspector Geordie Keating to solve murders across town in the current season.
Al Weaver as the kind-hearted priest Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Geordie’s wife Cathy, Tessa Peake-Jones as the vicarage’s housekeeper, Mrs. Chapman, and Nick Brimble as Mrs. C’s husband, Jack Chapman, all return to “Grantchester” this season.
Oliver Dimsdale will also return as Daniel Marloe, a photographer involved with Leonard in a secret romance.
Shaun Dooley, who plays Johnny, a former army comrade of Geordie’s, joins the cast this season. He is now a lawyer who represents criminals, which has caused friction amongst the former buddies.
Grantchester Season 6 Release Date
All seasons of Grantchester are always broadcast in the United Kingdom before airing on PBS in the United States. Season 6, which was ordered in July 2020 and filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, will premiere this fall, according to ITV, which broadcasts the series in the United Kingdom. It will premiere on Friday, September 3, and air once a week.
Fortunately, American fans won’t have to wait long to visit the small community at the core of the series and reconnect with the remarkable ensemble of characters that call it home.
According to PBS, new episodes of “Grantchester” will premiere on Masterpiece on Sunday, October 3, 2022. Season 6 has been super-sized (by British standards) and will be eight episodes long instead of the usual six. It will air till November 21.