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According to ITV Press Centre, will return to ITV for a third series.

The period drama series, starring James Norton as clergyman Sidney Chambers and Robson Green as Detective Inspector Geordie Keating, will return for a third outing.

Grantchester has been well received in both it's native country and in the US. The series is based on The Grantchester Mysteries novels by James Runcie and adapted by writer Daisy Coulam.

According to statistics on the ITV website, Grantchester debuted in October 2014 and attracted a series average of 6.6 million viewers and a 24% share. Series 2 which has been on screen throughout March and early April 2016 has won its slot every week it has been on air, and is currently consolidating at 6.6 million viewers and 26% share of viewing.

Further details are to be announced at a later date, but fans of the series can rejoice knowing that they have not seen the last of Sidney Chambers!

The second series recently concluded on ITV in the UK and is currently airing on Sunday nights on PBS in the States.


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