When is Grantchester back on TV? Release date, cast and trailer for series seven of the ITV drama

The crime-solving duo Will and Geordie are back on our TV screens for a brand new series set in the summer of 1959. The ITV detective drama will start this March as we return to the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester for series seven.

The drama – which first started in 2014 and originally saw James Norton in the title role of the Reverend of Grantchester – is based on a series of novels called The Grantchester Mysteries and the seventh instalment will see us rejoin the characters just before the start of the swinging sixties.

ITV have teased what could be in store for the much-loved villagers, saying there will be some “life-changing decisions to be made” in this latest series. As Rev Will Davenport will be uniting happy couples, whilst DI Geordie Keating is busy investigating a case involving a string of local murders.

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The synopsis reads: “With a new decade just around the corner, the question of what the future holds is on everyone’s minds, not least Will’s, but before the 50s roll over into the swinging sixties there are some crimes to solve and some life-changing decisions to be made that might change life in Grantchester forever.”

Robson Green as Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Rev Will Davenport
(Image: ITV/Kudos)

So when will Grantchester air on ITV and what cast members are returning for the latest series? Here are all the details you need…

When is Grantchester on ITV?

The crime drama series returns with its seventh series on ITV and ITV Hub on Friday, March 11 at 9pm. There are six episodes in total and the series will air each Friday until mid April.

If you miss any episodes you will be able to catch up on the ITV Hub. If you would like to remind yourself of what happened at the end of series six, you can watch series one to six of Grantchester on the ITV Hub now.

Trailer for series seven of Grantchester

You can view the latest trailer for the new series of Grantchester below:

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Grantchester series seven cast

Tom Brittney will be reprising his role as Grantchester’s Reverend Will Davenport but he also got to try his hand at directing an episode in this new six-part series, speaking of the experience he said: “It was amazing! It was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had on a set, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do since I was young, I finally got a chance to do it.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better cast and crew to work with, they’re all my best friends and my family and we all really helped each other through the experience. I was worried beforehand that I might not know what I was doing or that I might have been in too deep but I never felt like that but it all went a lot smoother than I’d anticipated.”

Returning alongside Tom and Robson Green as DI Geordie Keating will be:

Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs Chapman and Al Weaver as Leonard Finch
(Image: ITV/Kudos)

  • Tessa Peake-Jones returns as Mrs. Chapman

  • Al Weaver as Leonard Finch

  • Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating

  • Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe

  • Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman

  • Melissa Johns as Miss Scott

  • Bradley Hall as Larry Peters

Elloria Torchia as Maya and Tom Brittney as Rev Will Davenport
(Image: ITV/Kudos)

As with every Grantchester series, there will be a host of guest cast members joining the series including Call the Midwife and Ghost’s star Charlotte Ritchie who will be appearing as Cathy’s niece Bonnie and Elloria Torchia will be joining the cast as Maya.

Grantchester returns on Friday, March 11 from 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

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