Grantchester Season 7 ended with a surprise wedding after the Reverend William Davenport begged Bonnie Evans to stay in Grantchester and try to make a relationship work. Fans were startled at the sudden rush to the altar — though in the early 1960s, it was not as sudden as it felt to the modern eye. However, the wait for Season 8 has been one fans are looking forward to, with viewers finally getting a look at Bonnie and Will's relationship.
From the look of the trailer, life has changed for the better for Will, feeling the stability he's wanted now that he's married. However, something will disturb the tranquil domesticity, as the trailer shows Geordie once again having to push Will away from getting involved in a murder scene and suggests he may be a suspect. As for Geordie and Cathy, who separated for the second time in Season 7 over Georide's drinking, the two are still working their way back to each other, but their commitments to their careers may upset the delicate balance they've achieved.
As for the rest of the vicarage, Mrs. C and Jack are still doing well, but Leonard and Daniel are still dealing with the fallout from Leonard's outing and his changing role in the Grantchester community. Will everyone find their way through the drama? I guess we'll have to have faith.
Here's the trailer.
Here's the official synopsis for Season 8:
The fan-favorite mystery series returns with Will happily married to Bonnie and Geordie and Cathy content in their rebuilt relationship. But an accident and shocking announcements threaten the stability and happiness found by Grantchester’s vicar and police detective duo. Exploring faith, forgiveness, and redemption, this explosive season of Grantchester tests Will and Geordie to the limit.
The cast of Grantchester will once again star Tom Brittney and Robson Green as Vicar and Detective duo Will and Geordie, with Charlotte Ritchie and Kacey Ainsworth as their respective spouses, Bonnie and Cathy. Al Weaver and Oliver Dimsdale return as Leonard and Daniel; Tessa Peake-Jones and Nick Brimble as Mrs. C and her husband, Jack. Skye Lucia Degruttola plays the eldest Keating daughter, Esme; Jemma Redgrave and Dominic Mafham as Amelia and St John Gurney-Clifford, Will's mother and stepfather, and Emily Patrick as Tamara Gurney-Clifford, his step-sister.
In the police station, Melissa Johns as Miss Jennifer Scott, Bradley Hall as DC Larry Peters, and Michael D. Xavier as DCI Elliot Wallace. In the church, Gary Beadle plays Archdeacon Gabriel Atubo, and Stuart Bowman is Bishop Aubrey Gray. Guest stars this season include Shaun Dingwall (Noughts & Crosses), Jeff Rawle (Doc Martin), and Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger).
Grantchester Season 8 premieres on most PBS stations starting Sunday, July 9, at 9 p.m. ET. It will air on a weekly schedule, with a two-episode finale on August 6, 2023. All six episodes will arrive on PBS Passport for members to stream on premiere day. As always, check your local listings.