Release date of Grantchester’s season 8 has been confirmed: Know all about cast, storyline and more

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In recent developments, there has been an announcement regarding the release date of the eighth series of Grantchester on ITV. It stars Robson Green as DI Geordie Keating, Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport, and Ghosts actress Charlotte Ritchie as Davenport’s newlywed wife.

The Grantchester Mysteries are a collection of short stories by James Runcie that form the basis of the series. The first series was based on the six stories in the first book, Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death, and aired in 2014. A second series aired in March and April 2016; on 23 April 2017, a third series began. It was confirmed on 12 April 2018 that the fourth series would be James Norton’s last. Furthermore, a ninth season was announced in July 2023, with Brittney announcing it would be his final series. His place will be taken by actor Rishi Nair who will play vicar Alphy Kotteram.

Grantchester Season 8 Release Date

According to a report from Radio Times, the eighth season of the show will debut on Thursday, January 11 at 9 p.m.

Grantchester Season 8 Cast Members

The eighth season of the show will include the following cast members, 

  • Tom Brittney as Will Davenport
  • Robson Green as Geordie Keating
  • Al Weaver as Leonard Finch
  • Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C
  • Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating
  • Charlotte Ritchie as Bonnie Davenport
  • Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe

Grantchester Season 8 Storyline

The official synopsis of the show states, “It’s 1961 and life is good for Will and Geordie. The families are always together, from Sunday lunches to planning summer holidays and with honorary Grandparents Mrs C and Jack, and adopted uncles Daniel and Leonard, it’s one big happy family! But when Will is approached with a life-changing offer, can he leave Grantchester and Geordie behind? As Geordie struggles with personal loss and ever-growing family conflict between Cathy and teenage daughter, Esme he has no one to turn to. But when he arrests an intruder breaking into the Vicarage, he may find his days of working with a Vicar are not over.”

In August 2022, the episodes for season 8 started production. The storyline reached the 1960s, similar to ITV’s Endeavour crime drama. Meanwhile, all the primary cast members are returning, along with three new characters. On the other hand, the producers had earlier hinted at the probable relationships and the rocky road ahead of them. 

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