Grantchester wrapped up its Season 6 last month on quite a dark note for Detective Geordie. Also, unlike the past few seasons, Grantchester had quite a late release for Season 6 owing to the pandemic. Now that things are back on track, we are definitely looking for the show to pick up the pace faster and give us back our lost time with an early release of the next season. So is it happening that way? Here we are taking a look at Grantchester Season 7, its release date, updates, plot, and everything we know about it.
Grantchester is taking things quite personally if we look at what went down in the Season 6 finale. Especially on Geordie, who saw himself taking the huge toll from a recent case of his. A case that gave him an old friend of his back. But with that came back some dark memories that had haunted him to this day. This brainwashed him into believing that he owes this friend something. After hearing his dark stories, we wonder if there is more room for them in Grantchester Season 7 moving on. So before that, let’s do a quick Season 6 recap.
Grantchester S06 Recap
Last time on Grantchester, one of the final cases of the season Geordie and Will were solving was of Singer Rita Daltrey. She claimed that her husband attacked her. Initially, Geordie wanted Larry to pick up the case since it was domestic abuse. But Geordie was asked to come specifically to investigate. Things really look fine Geordie and Will went to look up. It was just her husband Gene being too overprotective. Rita didn’t even open up much and referred to the injury as due to falling from the stairs.
At this point, Geordie didn’t understand the reason why he was personally called in. Until the maid handed him a note that told him about Johnny Richards. Someone who has a fair share of past with him, and Geordie believes he owes him a lot. Talking to Johnny led Geordie and Will to find out about the abusive relationship between Rita and Gene. Also, the fact that Johnny has been trying to save her for years. But until Rita doesn’t say anything, there is nothing that Geordie and Will could do about this case.
Things took a completely different turn when Gene turned out to be dead at his house. He was shot, but nobody heard it. Geordie noticed the weird relationship between Johnny and Rita. At the same time, Will had theories of his own. Towards the end, the case brought Geordie to his dark past from the war times and how he prayed for him to survive and his friend to die. With that, he thought he owed something to Johnny, Well, Will comforted him. But in the end, he cracked down on the case and believed Geordie didn’t have to help Johnny.
So Johnny came ahead proofs that it wasn’t Johnny or anyone else who killed Gene. Well, Gene took great care of Rita, but it was Rita herself who drugged him and shot him dead. This led her to confess that she was sick of Gene using her voice to earn money. She also used Johnny in the process to kill him. This confession saw Geordie making the arrest.
Grantchester Season 7 is expected to release in 2022. An exact release date is yet to come around, but we are expecting the show to start airing earlier next year. ITV had revealed last July that Grantchester went into production for the seventh season. The special thing about this season would be Tom Brittney joining in to direct the episodes as well. Also, we are expecting the show to continue having around 6-8 episodes, much like the previous seasons.
Looking at the timeline ITV has given us, Grantchester could wrap up filming Season 7 by the end of this year. So we can expect the network to tell us a release date for Grantchester Season 7 by December this year, probably. One of the reasons for heading that quickly is probably because the pandemic is over. So fans are pretty much excited and have already had a fair share amount of breaks.
Also note, that if ITV does give us a release date by the end of the year. We believe it would be for the viewers in the United Kingdom only who watch on ITV. Internationally the release dates may differ. Especially in the United States, where Grantchester usually releases new seasons a month after the UK release. Until then, you can watch Grantchester on ITV Hub in the UK. Internationally you can buy and rent Grantchester’s all seasons through v-o-d services of Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, iTunes, Google Play Movies, and TV and YouTube TV. For streaming, Amazon Prime allows four seasons to be streamed in the United States.
Grantchester Season 7 Plot
ITV and PBS did release a synopsis for Grantchester Season 7 even though the release date is yet to come around. So anyway, here is what it suggests so far about the storyline that will continue for a show that relies on new cases every week. So far, we see that we will be going to the summer of 1959 when Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester celebrate the wedding season.
Reverend Will Davenport will be busy uniting the lovebirds and tieing their knot for the rest of their life. As this goes on, Detective Geordie Keating will continue the life he has been following for years. That is solving local murder cases in the town. A new decade has begun, and the only question that is running through everyone’s mind is what the future may look like. Will found him, but not everyone in the town has probably.
Coming to Geordie, though, he wants to make a lot of things right before he goes into the 60s. There are probably too many cases that need a look and need some answers moving on. So from the synopsis, we can expect some older cases to reopen apart from the newer ones moving into the season. Apart from that, we will also look at how Will is doing uniting the lovebirds and if one of the cases has to do with this.
Also, let’s not forget how things get personal sometimes, especially in a small town. The finale of Season 6 saw a case that took a huge toll on Geordie. He was taken back to a dark history of the time he served in wars. How losing made the army bring out prisoners and take them out one by one. Geordie and Johnny wished they were going to be next. But Geordie had wished only for Johnny to die. The next day his friend did disappear, and Geordie never saw him until the finale of Season 6.
Geordie believed he was a bad person until Will helped him out. We may soon find out more about these stories and Geordie’s past if the show really tends to go back to some old cases. Especially because it teases that some cases need to be solutions before Geordie turns 60. Well, we will soon find out more about them and how it all goes down in Grantchester Season 7.
Grantchester Season 7 Cast
Well, with another season and from what the plot suggests, we are bound to have our two main characters return. So we definitely see Robson Green returning to pick up his role of Detective Inspector Geordie Keating along with Tom Brittney as the Reverend William Davenport for the cast of Grantchester Season 7.
The rest of the cast we are expecting to look forward to includes Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. Sylvia Maguire/Chapman, Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs. Sylvia Maguire, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe, Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman, Bradley Hall as DC Larry Peters, Felix Scott as DI Sean Donovan, Skye Lucia Degruttola as Esme Keating, Jemma Redgrave as Amelia Davenport and lastly Melissa Johns as Miss Scott.
PBS has also released a list of guest cast members who will join Grantchester Season 7. The names on this list include Charlotte Ritchie, popular for shows such as Fresh Meat and Call The Midlife. Then there is Ellora Torchia, popular for Midsommar and In The Earth. Emma Cunniffe also joins in, who you may remember for the TV show The Lakes. Janie Dee from shows such as Murder Room and Midsommar Murders is also part of the guest list.
Then we have Philip Whitchurch from Interview with a Hitman and Doors Open. Rowena King from A Perfect Day also makes up the list along with Anna Wilson-Jones from Afterlife and Michael D. Xavier from A Swinger’s Weekend and Ordinary Days.