Masterpiece: Grantchester Season 3

Masterpiece: Grantchester Season 3

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 9:00pm - 10:30pm

Pictured: Pictured: (L-R) Robson Green as Geordie Keating, James Norton as Sidney Chambers and Morven Christie as Amanda.

Credit: Courtesy of Colin Hutton and Kudos/ITV for MASTERPIECE

James Norton (Happy Valley) stars as the handsome, jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers, with Robson Green as his law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating, in Grantchester, a mystery series based on the acclaimed novels by James Runcie.

Although Sidney lives the life of a clergyman, sometimes he can’t help but fall into more worldly habits as he solves murders in the bucolic village of Grantchester, tirelessly searching for justice, spiritual fulfillment, love, and a really hip jazz club. Masterpiece: Grantchester Season 3 premieres Sunday, June 18 to July 30, 2017 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Grantchester returns after last season's cliffhanger ending for Reverend Sidney Chambers and the woman he loves, Amanda (Morven Christie, The Replacement). What sort of future can there be for a vicar and married woman carrying her husband's child? Robson Green (Reckless) also returns as Sidney's best friend Inspector Geordie Keating in seven new episodes following the improbable crime-fighting duo in early 1950a England.

Part One airing Sunday, June 18 at 9 p.m. It’s the week before Christmas, 1954. Vicar Sidney Chambers is engrossed with holiday duties, but distracted by an impossible situation — how can a vicar and a woman carrying her estranged husband’s baby ever make it work? If that isn’t enough to keep him busy, there’s a new case to solve. When a would-be groom is found dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth, Geordie is horrified: these are the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.

Part Two airing Sunday, June 25 at 9 p.m. A mysterious death and the unsettling appearance of a dead bird at the vicarage lead Sidney and Geordie down a dark path. Leonard forges a bond with a woman close to the case. Amanda and Sidney are blissfully in love…but how long can it continue?