TV News: Grantchester, Ghosted, NOS4A2, Promos

Tom Brittney (“Outlander,” ‘UnReal”) is set to take over as the lead in the fourth season of PBS and ITV’s religious crime drama “Grantchester”. Brittney’s Reverend Will Davenport will effectively take over from departing James Norton who played the jazz-loving clergyman Sidney Chambers.

Brittney will become the crime-solving partner to Robson Green’s Geordie Keating in the new season in which Norton will make his final appearance. It goes to air next year. [Source: Deadline]

Fox’s single-camera freshman comedy series “Ghosted” has been cancelled after one season. Craig Robinson and Adam Scott starred as partners hunting down the paranormal in the comedy which wasn’t received well by critics and scored little interest from audiences with the first season averaging a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers in Live+Same Day. [Source: Variety]

Bash Doran (“Jerusalem”) has been set as executive producer and showrunner of J.J. Abrams’ new sci-fi fantasy drama series “Demimonde” from Bad Robot and HBO. Doran will executive produce with Abrams and Ben Stephenson in a story said to deal with a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. [Source: Deadline]

Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull and Ebon Moss-Bachrach are set as series regulars in AMC’s supernatural horror drama “NOS4A2” based on Joe Hill’s bestselling novel. Jami O’Brien will serve as showrunner in the series which is set for debut in 2019.

The story follows a young, working class artist who discovers she has a supernatural ability to track the seemingly immortal Charlie Manx who feeds off the souls of children. Vic must strive to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself. [Source: Deadline]

Two key TV promos are out today starting with the first trailer for the seventh season of cult comedy “The Venture Brothers” which returns, after a two year absence, on August 5th. There’s also the first trailer for Sky One’s “A Discovery of Witches” in which Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer play star-crossed lovers from either side of a vampire vs. witches feud.