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Crime-fighting clergyman returning for new series


ITV detective drama Grantchester has been recommissioned for a second series, the channel has confirmed.

The series stars James Norton (Happy Valley) as charismatic, crime-fighting clergyman Sidney Chambers, and Robson Green as Police Inspector Geordie Keating. The unlikely pairing became friends as each offered a different insight into the crimes they unravelled.

Grantchester is produced by Lovely Day, created by novelist James Runcie and written by Daisy Coulam who will return to write the second series basing the stories on Runcie’s second “Grantchester Mysteries” novel, Sidney Chambers and the Perils of the Night.

Lovely Day’s Managing Director and founder Diederick Santer said: “I’m delighted with how the audience have taken to ‘Grantchester’, and I’m very happy that ITV have asked us to make a second series. The show is a joy to make, so we can’t wait to get back to working on it.”

ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November said: “We received a tremendous audience reaction to Grantchester, it was so well received so it was an easy decision to commission a new series. We’re looking forward to working with Diederick Santer and reading Daisy Coulam’s beautifully written scripts.”

Grantchester Series 2 will go into production in London and Grantchester, the picturesque Cambridgeshire village, in 2015.