The comedy series which follows the trials of an inner-city vicar was granted a second series back in April but is now shaping up to be a better viewing prospect altogether.
Joining the original cast of Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman will be a whole host of top notch British TV and film stars. The Independent reports that Fiennes will star as Ralph, a “senior clergyman” who advises Hollander’s character Adam when he finds himself in a “sticky situation”. Grant will play a banker called Marcus and Hugh Bonneville will return as Roland Wise.
Rome star, James Purefoy will play Richard, who has an uncomfortable meeting with Adam, and The Crimson Petal and the White star Amanda Hale will appear as a bright young curate called Abi Johnston.
Adrian Bower, Brian to Teachers fans, will take his place at the front of the class once more as an atheist teacher who joins the church school. While Geoffrey Palmer, no less, will star as the father of Colman’s character Alex.
Someone get the communion wine out – this calls for a celebration.
Rev. will return to BBC Two next month.