'Grantchester' is returning for a sixth series.

Robson Green

Robson Green

ITV bosses have commissioned the popular crime drama for another run, and filming is already underway in Cambridgeshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire with Robson Green and Tom Brittney reprising their respective roles as DI Geordie Keating and Reverend Will Davenport.

Kudos executive producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd said: "In these difficult times we are delighted to be able to film another series of our beloved 'Grantchester'.

"The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to bring the series to the screen and we know the audience are very excited to see what Will, Geordie and the 'Grantchester' family have in store for them."

Tessa Peake-Jones returns as Mrs C and Al Weaver will once again play Leonard Finch, while Kacey Ainsworth (Cathy Keating), Oliver Dimsdale (Daniel Marlowe) and Nick Brimble (Jack Chapman) will also be back.

Meanwhile, ITV has confirmed a number of special guest actors for the series, including Jemma Redgrave, Gary Beadle, Dominic Mafham, Rachael Stirling, Miles Jupp and Rebecca Front.

In a press release, the broadcaster teased: "In the first episode of the new series, Geordie, Cathy and their family, Will, Leonard and Mrs C take a much needed holiday together.

"However, what sets out to be a fun-filled break for everyone at a holiday camp, is interrupted by a tragic death at the resort.

"Geordie and Will are left with no choice but to help out, as an investigation into the death begins. As events unfold on the trip, there will be serious repercussions for the rest of the series."

The show has been adapted from James Runcie's 'Grantchester Mysteries' novels, and Daisy Coulam has penned the upcoming series alongside John Jackson, Louise Ironside, Tolula Dada and producer, Richard Cookson.