Grace is renewed — ITV commissions a second series of the contemporary detective drama
ITV is having a good year (so far) for detective drama, and Grace has proven to be no exception to this trend. Adapted by Russell Lewis from bestselling author Peter James’ award winning novels, John Simm will return as Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace in three more stories.
Co-starring Richie Campbell as DS Glenn Branson and Rakie Ayola as ACC Vosper, the first Grace film Dead Simple achieved consolidated ratings of 8.8m viewers. The second series of Grace will comprise three 120 minute films; Not Dead Enough, Dead Man’s Footsteps and Dead Tomorrow.
Writer Russell Lewis commented:
“After the overwhelmingly positive audience response to the seaside noir of Dead Simple, (tabloid trauma tales notwithstanding!) and Looking Good Dead cued up ready to go, all at Team Roy Grace are delighted to have been given the opportunity by ITV to return to Brighton (& Hove, actually!) to continue Roy’s story with a new series of films based on Peter James best-selling novels.
We’ll be shooting out of our Brighton HQ and all along and around the South Coast from late summer through to very late autumn, so it’s quite possible that like some macabre Radio Fab Roadshow, our caravanserai of coroner’s van, SOCO unit, Mobile Incident Room may well be coming to a street near you! As the late, great Shaw Taylor used to ask viewers on Police 5… ‘Keep ‘em peeled!’”