There’s some good news and bad news at present when it comes to Grantchester, but CarterMatt wants to start things off here with the good: The series, featuring James Norton, is going to return for a fourth season on ITV and PBS! However, it is also going to be the final season with Norton as the actor pursues other projects. He was recently a part of the BBC / AMC series McMafia and has been the subject of speculation about major movie roles for some time. We’re hesitant to jump onto the James Bond bandwagon, mostly because it feels almost like every British actor at one point or another is subject to some of these rumors.
In a statement confirming the news of the Grantchester renewal, Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton had the following to say — confirming that the series will not end with Norton’s departure:
Meanwhile, executive producer Diederick Santer also added the following:
While it does remain quite sad that we will see Grantchester continue without arguably its biggest star, there is some joy here in that there was a time when we didn’t anticipate another season of the show at all. With Norton’s star on the rise and with no immediate plans to replace him, it would be hard for the series to figure out how to do that without planting something in the story previously.
Grantchester season 4 is going to officially start filming this June, with the premiere date at present set for 2019. You’ll be waiting for a while, but we’ve got a pretty good feeling that this said wait will be worth it.
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