Friday, June 29, 2018

New Vicar for Grantchester!

MASTERPIECE PBS and ITV have announced that Tom Brittney is joining the cast as Reverend Will Davenport – man of the people and crime-solving partner to Robson Green’s Geordie Keating.

James Norton, who plays Vicar Sidney Chambers in the series, will make his final appearance during the fourth season.

“A message to MASTERPIECE fans: “As much as I know you’ll miss James Norton, I PROMISE that you’ll love Tom Brittney,” says MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton at WGBH Boston. “Just watch him go toe-to-toe with Robson Green’s character, the very skeptical Geordie ... and watch him win him over.”

Tom Brittney said: "I am beyond excited. From the moment I heard about the role of Will Davenport, it was something I wanted more than anything. It’s a real honor to be joining such a wonderful series, with such a loyal fan base."

James Norton said: "As excited as I am to be filming a new series of Grantchester, it’s also heartbreaking to be saying goodbye to Sidney Chambers. I’ve loved this experience, and particularly working with such an extraordinary cast and crew. All the best to the fantastic Tom Brittney in his role as the new vicar. He is a wonderful addition to the Grantchester family."

A man of the people—confident, caring and self-assured—Grantchester’s young new parish priest channels his boundless energy into a quest for social justice. He is a man of God, but with the devil inside of him. As Geordie draws him into righting the wrongs of criminal Cambridge, Will’s own troubled past is unearthed.

In an interview with the award-winning MASTERPIECE Studio podcast, Grantchester creator/writer Daisy Coulam previews the upcoming fourth season of the show. You can hear the conversation here:

Sadly, this season will not air until 2019.


morriscar said...

I honestly thought James Runcie was the creator - the books are certainly by him, not Daisy whoever! Surely she’ stealing intellectual property!

Coco Ihle said...

Janet, I couldn't get the link to the podcast to work. Thought you'd want to know. I love this show. It will be disappointing to see James Norton leave, but I look forward to seeing Tom Brittney in his new role.

Rebecca Barrett said...

What a pity. It's hard to find an engaging series.