Is Grantchester returning for another season in 2022? Continue reading to find out more about Grantchester Season 8.
Grantchester has become the most popular series for PBS Masterpiece and ITV. On IMDb, the series holds an approval rating of 7.9 out of 10 with 14,034 votes. Moreover, the viewership count of the series has been fairly good in terms of reception from the audience with each season, which has become a fan favorite on the streaming platform. The creators have done an excellent job of making the new seasons much more compelling than the previous ones, which is a perfect mix of British ITV detective drama set in the 1950s Cambridgeshire village of the same name.
On the other hand, with seven seasons already in the pocket and the curiosity among the viewers at its peak, will the newly released series be able to expand for more seasons or not? Considering the reviews, it was an easy decision for the network to continue the series for another season after this great response from the audience. To help you prepare before streaming the new season, we’ve prepared a quick summary of everything you need to know about the season’s release date, plot, and cast. Continue reading to learn more about Grantchester Season 8.
Grantchester Season 8 Renewal Status
Yes, it’s official Grantchester has been picked up by PBS Masterpiece & ITV for Season 8 on Masterpiece PBS in the US and ITV in the UK.
The official Twitter handle of the Masterpiece PBS also shared the renewal update by quoting, “Can’t get enough of your beloved #GrantchesterPBS? We’re thrilled to announce that there will be a Season 8! The cast is already back on set filming new mysteries for you and read more to find out who is headed behind the camera to direct.” Take a look at the official post below:
Can't get enough of your beloved #GrantchesterPBS? We're thrilled to announce that there will be a Season 8! The cast is already back on set filming new mysteries for you 🕵️♂️ and read more to find out who is headed behind the camera to direct: https://t.co/UpeGELEsfG pic.twitter.com/Ts7088iFBB
— MASTERPIECE | PBS (@masterpiecepbs) August 11, 2022
Grantchester Season 8 Release Date
As of August 13, 2022, we can assure readers that Grantchester Season 8 won’t be available to stream this year. The official premiere date for the upcoming season is also not revealed. If we have to speculate, the series is expected to premiere sometime around 2023.
As the production of the next season is underway and the post-production stage will also take some time to perfect the episodes to make the next season much more compelling for the fans. Hence, we suggest fans be patient for some time as more announcements will be published and made available to the public in a scheduled manner by the streaming platforms.
Grantchester Season 8 Production Status
Filming for the hugely popular show produced by Kudos (a Banijay UK company) has started, with Robson Green returning as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport. Kudos Executive Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd said, “We are delighted to be returning to our beloved Grantchester. It’s a testament to the fantastic creative work of our cast and crew that the audience want us back series after series.”
Masterpiece Executive Producer Susanne Simpson said, “We are thrilled to bring MASTERPIECE viewers back to Grantchester for an eighth season. The talented ensemble cast and captivating storylines have made Grantchester one of our most beloved series. We can’t wait for fans to see it!” Robson Green added, “It’s so good to be back on Grantchester. A series that just gets better with age. Everyone involved is at the top of their game and this incredibly charming, likeable, dark, and edgy show is an absolute privilege to be part of.”
Tom Brittney said, “I’m absolutely chuffed that we’re going ahead with another series of Grantchester and that I get to continue playing a character I adore so much. To be part of a show as well-loved as this one, that is now in its eighth series, is an absolute honor.” Drama commissioner Chloe Tucker will oversee production from an ITV perspective. Chloe Tucker said, “We are delighted to be returning to Grantchester for an eighth series. With an incredibly talented cast and crew, and storylines that always deliver, Grantchester is a real treat for the audience.”
Grantchester Season 8 Plot
According to the official press release, “Will is the happiest he’s ever been but his world will be rocked by a terrible accident. He’s always preached the word of a compassionate God – but how can he now, when his despair leads him on a dangerous downward spiral?”
Geordie has found new contentment in his relationship with Cathy, but when they are both confronted with shocking announcements at work, their happiness is threatened. As Mrs. C, Leonard, Jack, and Daniel rally around, both Will and Geordie find themselves in unfamiliar, emotional waters, and murder is always around the corner.
Grantchester Season 8 will range from Speedway to spies, exploring the lives of invisible women and the very visible problems caused by Leonard’s new vocation, which may, once again, find him battling the law. Exploring faith, forgiveness, and redemption – this explosive series tests Will and Geordie to the limit.
Grantchester Season 8 Cast and Crew
Charlotte Ritchie (Ghosts) returns as Bonnie, alongside Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe, and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman. Special guest actors for this series include Shaun Dingwall (Top Boy, Noughts & Crosses), Jeff Rawle (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Doc Martin), and Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger, The Girlfriend Experience).
Adapted from The Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie, the series was developed for television by Daisy Coulam. Writers of this series include Richard Cookson (episode one), Helen Black (episode three), Anita Vettesse (episode four), and Richard Cookson and Karla Williams (episode five). The series is directed by Rob Evans, Al Weaver (who makes his directing debut), and Martin Smith.
Grantchester Season 8 Episodes
Grantchester Season 8 is expected to have 6 to 8 episodes, just like the last seasons, which usually have an average runtime of approximately 45 minutes. We’d also like to point out that, as of August 13, 2022, the exact episode titles and numbers for the upcoming season cannot be confirmed. For the time being, we recommend that fans wait patiently and binge-watch the prior seasons to refresh their memories of key plotlines.
Is there any trailer for Grantchester Season 8?
No, the network has not released any trailer or promo for Grantchester Season 8, as it is way too early for the network to release such promo material when a renewal update has been provided and the production of the series has just begun. Meanwhile, check out this official trailer for Grantchester Season 7 below:
Where to stream Grantchester Season 8?
When available to stream, Grantchester, along with the previous seasons, will be accessible on Amazon Prime. The viewers can also stream Grantchester by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu, based on the user’s location and membership preference.
Grantchester Official Synopsis
The official synopsis of the series states, “A detective drama set in 1950s England, in a small village of Granchester near Cambridge, sees Anglican priest Sidney Chambers forge an unlikely partnership with the local Detective Inspector Geordie Keating after one of the vicar’s parishioners dies in suspicious circumstances.”
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Grantchester Season 8 updates.