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The popularity of Grace's first season was so great that ITV renewed the series for season two after the airing of the first episode.
ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill issued a statement saying: “We are delighted to be adapting more of Peter James’ wonderful novels.”
Series writer Russell Lewis (Endeavour) commented on the announcement of season 2, saying:
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.
Who's Returning for Grace: Season 2?
Grace stars John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who) as detective Roy Grace. He is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his wife, and has a reputation of using unorthodox methods to investigate his cases.
Starring alongside Simm is Richie Campbell (Liar) as Grace's partner, and Rakie Ayola (Noughts + Crosses) as Chief Constable Vosper, and Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter) as Harry Frame.
Other cast members for Grace season 1 include Laura Elphinstone (Line of Duty) as DS Moy, Alisha Bailey (Save Me) as Ashely, Matt Stokoe (Bodyguard) as Mark, Maggie O’Neill (EastEnders) as Gill, and Tom Weston-Jones (Dickensian) as Michael.
Series leads including Simm, Campbell, Ayola, and Rawlins are expected to return. It's likely the supporting cast for series 2 will be new since they will cover different cases.
When Does Season 2 of Grace Air & Where Can I Watch It?
UK Premiere Date
In the UK, season 2 of Grace will premiere on Sunday, April 24th on ITV. After that, you should be able to find aired episodes on ITV Hub.
US Premiere Date
In the US, season 2 of Grace will premiere on June 21st.
You can stream Grace season 1 on BritBox now.
What's Happening in Season 2 of Grace?
According to ITV, season 2 will have four new episodes based on the next books in line – but that's because in the UK, the second episode of the first season is listed as being part of season 2. In the US, it's just the three episodes.
Book 3 | Not Dead Enough
DS Roy Grace is sure Brian Bishop murdered his socialite wife. The only problem? He was sixty miles away, asleep in bed at the time of the murder. Has someone stolen Bishop's identity, or is he just a very clever killer?
Book 4 | Dead Man's Footsteps
In the aftermath of 9/11, a failed Brighton businessman sees an opportunity to shed his debts, disappear, and reinvent himself in another country.
Six years later, skeletal remains of a woman's body are found in a storm drain, leading DS Roy Grace on an international investigation as he races to save the life of a woman being pursued in Brighton.
Book 5 | Dead Tomorrow
When a missing teenager is dredged up off the Sussex coast, missing a number of vital organs, it leads DS Roy Grace to a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe.
You can see all of Peter James' Roy Grace books in order HERE.
Grace Season 2 Trailer
While you wait for the new season, you can watch the trailer below:
Will There Be a Season 3 of Grace?
After the success of season 2 of Grace (in the UK), ITV confirmed that the series has been renewed for season 3. The new season will consist of another three feature-length episodes – presumably, the next three in the series (but one can never be sure until they release episode names).