Grantcheser renwed for season 8; starts production

Filming for eigth series of Grantchester has begun, ITV tells us.

Robson Green returns as DI Geordie Keating and Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport. 

Will is the happiest he’s ever been but his world will be rocked by a terrible accident. He’s always preached the word of a compassionate God – but how can he now, when his despair leads him on a dangerous downward spiral?

Geordie has found a new contentment in his relationship with Cathy, but when they are both confronted with shocking announcements at work their happiness is threatened. As Mrs C, Leonard, Jack and Daniel rally around, both Will and Geordie find themselves in unfamiliar, emotional waters and murder is always around the corner. 

The eighth season of Grantchester will range from Speedway to spies, exploring the lives of invisible women and the very visible problems caused by Leonard’s new vocation which may, once again, find him battling the law.    

Exploring faith, forgiveness, and redemption – this explosive series tests Will and Geordie to the limit.  

Charlotte Ritchie returns as Bonnie, alongside Tessa Peake-Jones as Mrs C, Al Weaver as Leonard Finch, Kacey Ainsworth as Cathy Keating, Oliver Dimsdale as Daniel Marlowe and Nick Brimble as Jack Chapman.

Special guest actors for this series include Shaun Dingwall, Jeff Rawle and Jemima Rooper. 

The Tower season 2: New cast members confirmed

A few months ago it was confirmed that ITV crime drama, The Tower, was on its way back for a second run.

Now we’ve got some more news.

The Tower II: Death Message – based on the second book in Kate London’s Metropolitan series of novels – will see Tamzin Outhwaite join the cast as Cathy Teel, Niamh Cusack plays Claire Mills, and Ella Smith takes the role of DC Elaine Lucas.

They will join Gemma Whelan who returns to the series to play DS Sarah Collins, Tahirah Sharif, who was recently BAFTA-nominated for her role as PC Lizzie Adama, Jimmy Akingbola as DC Steve Bradshaw, and Emmett J Scanlan as DI Kieran Shaw.  Stuart McQuarrie also joins the cast in the role of Sarah’s new boss, DCI Jim Fedden.