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Masterpiece Orders Sixth Season of ‘Grantchester’

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Masterpiece announced a sixth season of detective drama Grantchester. Robson Green and Tom Brittney star. 

Set in the quaint but crime-ridden village of Grantchester, England in the 1950s, the series follows the investigations of an unlikely pair: Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Green) and Vicar Will Davenport (Brittney). 

The fifth season finale airs on PBS July 19. 

Kacey Ainsworth, Tessa Peake-Jones and Al Weaver are also in the cast. 

Masterpiece is a collection of dramas presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. 

Grantchester is a co-production of Kudos and Masterpiece for ITV and is distributed internationally by Endemol Shine International.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.