ITV's detective drama Grace is back for season 2 with two new cast members

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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

ITV has confirmed the return of John Simm's detective drama Grace, with two new cast members joining for season two.

Liar's Zoe Tapper will join the cast as Cleo Morey alongside guest actor Broadchurch's Arthur Darvill. Richie Campbell and Rakie Ayola will be reprising their roles as DS Glenn Branson and ACC Vosper following the success of series 1 Dead Simple.

Endeavour creator, Russell Lewis, will be adapting three screenplays Not Dead Enough, Dead Man’s Footsteps and Dead Tomorrow from international bestselling author Peter James's award winning novels.

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

The crime drama follows John's tenacious Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job, but walks a career tightrope, as he has the capacity to clash with his boss, ACC Vosper.

On returning for a second outing, John said in an ITV statement: "Everyone involved with Grace is very excited to be back in Brighton bringing the next three Peter James novels to the screen. Like the first two, they’ve been brilliantly adapted by Russell Lewis and we can’t wait to get started."

Season two will centre on Grace's investigation into the discovery of a woman's skeletal remains in an old storm drain, believed to be the wife of a failed Brighton conman, who died several years prior in a plane crash.

Filming is officially underway in Brighton.

Here's everything else we know about Grace season two so far...

Grace season 2: plot

Season two is adapted from Peter James's Not Dead Enough, Dead Man’s Footsteps and Dead Tomorrow, which features Detective Superintendent Roy Grace leading the inquiry into the discovery of a woman’s skeletal remains in an old storm drain, believed to be the wife of a failed Brighton conman, who died several years prior in a plane crash.

ITV's synopsis reads: "In Dead Man’s Footsteps, Grace leads the inquiry into the discovery of a woman’s skeletal remains in an old storm drain, believed to be the wife of a failed Brighton conman, who died several years prior in a plane crash. Grace must re-trace the man's steps in the years before his death, which leads him on a murky trail through the world of Brighton's oldest crime families but it’s not only on the professional front that Roy is chasing ghosts.

"When in Dead Tomorrow a body is dredged up from the seabed of the English Channel it initially appears a burial at sea gone wrong, but a strange incision on the victim soon points to something very sinister. When two more bodies are found, news spreads like wildfire through Sussex and Grace begins to unearth that this is part of an altogether more chilling design, one which forces him to confront the question of just how far anyone would go to save the ones they love."

Grace season 2: cast

John Simm is back as determined detective Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. Richie Campbell and Rakie Ayola will be reprising their roles as DS Glenn Branson and ACC Vosper respectively, while Liar actress Zoe Tapper will join as Cleo Morey with guest star Arthur Darvill.

Grace season 2: release date

ITV has announced that filming is underway in Brighton, so we'll most likely have to wait until 2022 for Grace to return to our small screens.

Grace season two will air on ITV.


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