A drama series that will debut soon in the U.S. has already been picked up for another season. Deadline.com reports that “Grantchester,” a British period drama set to launch in January on PBS, was picked up for a second season in the U.K. by ITV.
In the U.S., the program will air in the coveted time slot following the popular “Downton Abbey” on PBS. But in the U.K. “Grantchester” is already a hit, and ITV ordered a second six-week season, the story reports.
The show is set in the 1950s and stars James Norton as a vicar who investigates a suicide that he suspects is really a murder. Robson Green co-stars as a skeptical police inspector. The show is based on books by James Runcie.