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WPBS to Broadcast Season 9 of MASTERPIECE Mystery GRANTCHESTER

WATERTOWN, NY (June 10, 2024) – There’s no shortage of murder, mystery, and mayhem in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester — but Detective Geordie Keating (Robson Green) and motorcycle riding vicar Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) are always on the case. The long-running MASTERPIECE mystery series Grantchester returns for its 9th Season with eight all-new episodes, starting Sunday, June 16 at 9:00 pm.

In Grantchester Season 9, It’s 1961 and times are changing in Grantchester. Will has begun to seek new challenges elsewhere, while Geordie and Cathy deal with an independent Esme being free in a dangerous world. It’s not long before Reverend Alphy Kottaram arrives as the new vicar, immediately enchanted by the glorious village. But will the locals ever be able to accept him as one of their own?

Lead actor, Tom Brittney who has played Reverend Will Davenport since 2019 has confirmed that Season 9 will be his last. Brittney said, “I’ve had the most incredible time playing Will Davenport for the last five years. I got to solve crimes with my best friend, and work with the best cast and crew I could ever ask for. I’ll miss it more than anything. But it’s time for the baton to be passed, as it once was to me, and I’m so excited for Rishi to join the Grantchester family.” Welcomed newcomer, Rishi Nair (HollyoaksCount Abdulla) joins the cast as the new charismatic vicar, Alphy Kottaram. The cast includes Robson Green as Geordie, Al Weaver (Colette) as the lovable, former curate Leonard Finch; Tessa Peake-Jones (Pride and Prejudice, Doctors) as the stern, mother-figure Mrs. Sylvia Chapman; Kacey Ainsworth (EastEnders, Holby Blue) as Geordie’s take-charge wife Cathy Keating; Oliver Dimsdale (Downton AbbeyMr. Selfridgeas kind-hearted photographer Daniel Marlowe; Nick Brimble (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, A Knight’s Tale) as Mrs. C’s husband, Jack Chapman; and more.

There will be eight, all-new episodes in the explosive new season of Grantchester.

Episode 1 (Sunday, June 16 at 9:00 pm)

Will receives a surprising offer that makes him question his life in Grantchester.

Episode 2 (Sunday, June 23 at 9:00 pm)

Amid an abandoned baby and a dead hotel manager discovery, Geordie is blindsided by Will’s news.

Episode 3 (Sunday, June 30 at 9:00 pm)

Geordie and new vicar Alphy Kottaram get off on the wrong foot.

Episode 4 (Sunday, July 7 at 9:00 pm)

Alphy attends a manor fundraiser, but festivities are cut short when a body is found in the basement.

Episode 5 (Sunday, July 14 at 9:00 pm)

A murder at Esme’s office sends shockwaves through the Keating family. Alphy meets with the bishop.

Episode 6 (Sunday, July 21 at 9:00 pm)

Alphy and Geordie’s murder investigation uncovers a tangled web of betrayal and deceit.

Episode 7 (Sunday, July 28 at 9:00 pm)

When a woman known by Alphy goes missing, he and Geordie race to find the answers.

Episode 8 (Sunday, August 4 at 9:00 pm)

When a reclusive man is found dead, the investigation leads Alphy and Geordie to a shocking revelation.

You can watch Grantchester Season 9 on air, or stream full episodes online and with the PBS app. Each episode will be available for online streaming for 14 days starting at 9:00 pm ET on the night of the national broadcast premiere. [Full-episode streaming available in the U.S. only.]  If you watch with WPBS Passport, an added member benefit, all eight episodes of Season 9 will be available to view the night of the season premiere. You can catch up with full episodes of Grantchester Seasons 1-8 now with WPBS Passport.

Grantchester is a co-production of Kudos and MASTERPIECE. The series is based on “The Grantchester Mysteries” by James Runcie and developed for television by Daisy Coulam. The excutive producers are Emma Kingsman-Lloyd, Daisy Coulam, Robson Green, Rebecca Eaton, and Susanne Simpson. The producer is Tim Whitby. The writers are Louise Ironside, Daisy Coulam, Tumi Belo, Richard Cookson, and John Jackson. The directors are Tim Fywell, Tom Brittney and Katherine Churcher.

About MASTERPIECE

Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Series funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking Cruises, Raymond James, The MASTERPIECE Trust, and public television viewers. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.  

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