At long last, the streets of the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester are, once again, safe as the seventh series of Grantchester returns to PBS Masterpiece on Sunday, July 10 with Tom Brittany and Robson Green reprising their roles of Reverend William Davenport and DI Geordie Keating for the new set of episodes.
Series 7 will also see Tom Brittany follow in the footsteps of Endeavour‘s Shaun Evans as he steps behind the camera in a director’s role for the first time in episode #3.
Adapted from the fictional Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie, the long-awaited seventh series is set in the long hot summer of 1959, just before the Swinging Sixties take off, and will see Detective Inspector Geordie Keating as busy as ever investigating a range of mysterious murder cases.
Unfortunately, there will also be plenty of drama in his personal life as actor Robson Green has teased, revealing his character is “lost” and “almost a bachelor again” following the breakdown of his marriage to Cathy at the end of season 6. Green told Radio Times that his character would be without the “safety net of family” and that he’s “back to square one and almost a bachelor again”.
Green explained that following the dramatic end to season 6, Geordie has been living with Will at the vicarage, but things haven’t been entirely light and breezy in that set-up either as Will is definitely Jack Lemmon and Geordie is Walter Matthau, referencing Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.
Green went on to say that Reverend Will Davenport is in for his own romantic struggles this season as the two share love life tips, for better or worse. “The one person Geordie seeks advice from, who he shouldn’t seek advice from is Will,” he explained. “There’s a funny irony being played out throughout the series. Geordie is also giving Will relationship advice when his own marriage is falling apart.”
Grantchester returns Sunday, July 10 at 9pET/8pCT on PBS Masterpiece.