When it was announced that James Norton would be leaving his role as Reverend Sidney Chambers on Grantchester, fans were understandably devastated.
But now, James’ replacement has been revealed – and it sounds pretty good to us.
Call the Midwife actor Tom Brittney will be taking over crime-solving clergyman duties from James Norton in the hit ITV series.
James, who plays jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers, will make his final appearance during the fourth series.
Tom of course won’t be directly stepping into the role of Rev. Sidney Chambers. He will instead be joining the cast as Reverend Will Davenport, who will team up with Robson Green’s Geordie Keating.
Tom, 27, said of the news, “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, who recently starred in the BBC thriller McMafia, also confessed that while it is exciting to be filming a new series of the show, it is “heartbreaking” to be saying goodbye to the character he has played for four years.
He 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.”
Newbie Will is billed as a “man of the people”, but ITV added that as “Geordie draws him into righting the wrongs of criminal Cambridge, Will’s own troubled past is unearthed.” Very intriguing…
Series four of Grantchester is currently being filmed, and is likely to air next year.
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