ITV today confirmed commission of a second series of Grantchester starring James Norton and Robson Green to be produced by Lovely Day.
Set in the beautiful Cambridgeshire hamlet of Grantchester, the drama was a hit with viewers who enjoyed the wonderful characters created by novelist James Runcie, the cast, the production team at Lovely Day, and by lead writer Daisy Coulam who will return to write the second series.
Impressively, the series average consolidated at 6.6 million viewers and a 24% share of the audience, a very strong debut for the drama.
Eavesdropping on the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming, crime-fighting clergyman, and his partner in crime Police Inspector Geordie Keating, became a highlight for the audience who revelled in their on screen partnership. Geordie’s plain-speaking, down to earth approach to policing complemented Sidney’s more gentle technique of coaxing information from witnesses and suspects. Their unlikely pairing became a true friendship as each offered a different insight into the crimes they unravelled.
The new episodes will go into production in London and Grantchester, the picturesque Cambridgeshire village whose residents warmly welcomed the production team and embraced the drama being recorded whilst life carried on as normal.