ITV announces James Norton replacement in Grantchester

King of Cosey Crime, Grantchester, will be back soon for a new, fourth series, this time without James Norton’s Sidney Chambers.

Ever since Norton announced that he was leaving the show the search for another crime-solving reverend was on. Now ITV has announced his replacement.

Tom Brittney will join the cast as Reverend Will Davenport, crime-solving partner to Robson Green’s Geordie Keating.

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A man of the people, confident, caring and self-assured, Grantchester’s young, new parish priest Will Davenport 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

James Norton, who plays the charismatic, jazz-loving clergyman, Sidney Chambers, will make his final appearance during this fourth series on ITV – a co-production from Kudos and MASTERPIECE on PBS.

On joining Grantchester, 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 honour 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.”

More news on the transmission date for series four as we get it.

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One Comment Add yours

  1. marblex says:

    Sorry have a schoolgirl crush on Norton, so it will take some time for me to get over this. >sniffle<. Love the series and at least, Robson's staying :)

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