Mystery of the British period Grantchester is set to kick off a new lead with Tom Brittney as Reverend Will Davenport “to focus on new projects.”
He will be succeeded by Rishi Nair (Hollyoaks, Count Abdullalisten) as vicar Alphy Kotteram alongside Robson Green.
Brittney joined the show in 2019, taking over as the series lead from James Norton as Sidney Chambers.
Brittney said, “Over the past five years, I’ve had an amazing time playing Will Davenport. I have to solve crimes with my best friend and work with the best cast and crew I could ever ask for.
“I will miss him more than anything. But it’s time for the torch to be passed, as it once was for me, and I’m so excited for Rishi to join the Grantchester family.”
Rishi Nair said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Grantchester. The reception and support I received from everyone was overwhelming.
“The success of the show and why we’re here for Season 9 is a testament to all the people who have worked on it before. I’m really excited to get started and can’t wait for Grantchester fans to meet Alphy and see all that is in store for him.”
Season 9 will be Brittney’s last, with S8 making its international premiere in July.
Source: Radio Times