We're delighted to hear that Grantchester is coming back for a new series! ITV have confirmed that they've recommissioned the drama for a fourth series, although there is a catch... sadly it will be Jame Norton's last on the show.
Call the Midwife's Tom Brittney to join Grantchester
You may recognise Tom after he appeared in Call the Midwife as Jack Rawle. Now Tom Brittney will be starring in the upcoming fourth series of Grantchester as new clergyman, Reverend Will Davenport.
He 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 honour to be joining such a wonderful series, with such a loyal fan base."
The next season is currently in production with filming taking part in London, Cambridge and the village of Grantchester itself.
We can't wait to see the new series, ITV has described him as "a man of God, but with the devil inside of him", and teased a "troubled past" waiting to be unearthed.
Diederick Santer, Kudos executive producer, said: "I'm delighted that Tom is joining the cast. He's a hugely likeable and talented actor, and will make both a fine vicar of Grantchester and a great crime-solving partner for Geordie Keating (Robson Green)."
James Norton to bid fairwell to Grantchester
His character, jazz-loving clergyman Sidney Chambers, is set to bow out during series four, and James Norton admits it'll be hard saying goodbye to his character.
He 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."
Rebecca Eaton, Masterpiece executive producer, said: "It’s a bittersweet time for 'Grantchester' fans, who will be cheering the return of the series but crushed to say goodbye to James.
"We want to assure them that the series they love will continue with brilliant new episodes and a captivating new vicar."
Along with Robson Green, who plays Detective Geordie Keating, returning members of Grantchester’s ensemble cast include Al Weaver, Tessa Peake-Jones and Kacey Ainsworth.