Grace: ITV crime drama series cast and release date

Richie Campbell as DS Roy Grace and John Simm as DS Branson

ITV crime drama Grace returns with an extended second season this month.

Season two will see Roy Grace (played by John Simm) tackle four new cases in this ITV crime drama.

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The series, based on Peter James’ award-winning novels about Roy Grace, has been adapted into four feature films.

The Brighton-based series will see the team of detectives solve a different crime in each episode.

Learn more about Grace Season 2 here.

When is season 2 of Grace on TV?

The second season of Grace will air on ITV on Sunday April 24.

The two-hour episode will begin at 8 p.m.

Unlike the first season, which had a two-part series, the second season of Grace was extended to four feature films.

The four episodes will continue each week on a Sunday.

In the United States, the crime drama will be available on BritBox.

Unlike the first season, which was a two-part series, Grace’s second season was extended to four feature films.

The Grace Season 2 trailer is available here.

Who is part of the cast of ITV’S Grace?

Simm plays the protagonist, Roy Grace – a troubled detective who is haunted by the disappearance of his wife.

Simm is best known for playing Sam Tyler in Life on Mars and The Master in Doctor Who.

His other TV credits include BBC State of Play, The Lakes, Crime and Punishment, Exile and ITV’s Prey.

Campbell returns as Grace’s partner, DS Glenn Branson.

Campbell is best known for his roles as Tyrone in Anuvahood, Liam Sutcliffe in ITV’s Liar and Ndale Kayuni in BBC’s Waterloo Road.

He also won a Screen Nation Award for his portrayal of Dominic Hardy in ITV’s The Bill.

More recently he had a recurring role on Channel 4’s Toy Boy.

Her film credits include The Silence (2019), Wilderness (2006), The Plague (2006), The Firm (2009), Fast Girls (2012) and Get Lucky (2013).

Ayola plays Grace’s boss, Deputy Police Chief Alison Vosper (ACC Vosper).

Ayola has appeared in The Pact, Holby City, Black Mirror, Noughts + Crosses, Doctor Who, Silent Witness and EastEnders.

She also appeared as Kyla Tyson in the BBC medical drama Holby City for four seasons.

Elphinstone is back as Detective Sergeant Bella Moy.

Elphinstone is known for roles such as Carolyn in ITV’s Vera, Detective Inspector Michelle Brandyce in BBC’s Line of Duty and Nora in HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Parkinson is new to season two as he joins the series as the outspoken DS Norman Potting.

Another Line of Duty cast member, Parkinson played DI Matthew “Dot” Cottan on the BBC detective series.

He is also well known for his role as Shaun in E4’s Misfit – and for playing the twins, Jimmy and Johnny Kray, in ITV’s Whitechapel.

Tapper is also new to the cast as Cleo Morey – a mortuary technician who shines Grace.

Tapper rose to fame in 2004 for her role as Nell Gwynne in Richard Eyre’s award-winning Stage Beauty.

She also voiced Anya Raczynski in Survivors and Mina Harker in Demons.

More recently, Tapper played Katy Sutcliffe in ITV’s Liar and Joy D’Branin in Syfy’s Nightflyers.

Darvill plays Katya Bishop – a successful Brighton-based entrepreneur who features in the series’ second episode.

Darvill played Rory Williams, a companion of the Eleventh Doctor, in Doctor Who.

He also starred as the Reverend Paul Coates in ITV’s Broadchurch.

Darvil was also the protagonist Rip Hunter in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

What is ITV’s Grace talking about?

Troubled detective Roy Grace (John Simm) is haunted by the disappearance of his wife and is now trying to make a life out of his police career.

However, clashes with his boss, ACC Vosper (Rakie Ayola), have hampered his career over the years.

The first episode, Look Good Dead, is about a young woman whose body was found slaughtered in Brighton.

This story reminds Grace of his wife’s unresolved fate.

Bryce witnesses the murder after innocently returning a USB drive he finds on the train – this leads the killers to plan the murder of the Bryce family.

The second episode, Not Dead Enough, sees Grace and her partner Branson investigate the murder of a wealthy socialite whose husband, Katya Bishop (Arthur Darvill), is a prominent Brighton entrepreneur.

As Grace digs dangerously deeper into Bishop’s life, all is not as it seems.

The third episode, In Dead Man’s Footsteps, is about the discovery of the skeletal remains of a woman in an old storm drain.

The body is believed to be the wife of a failed Brighton con artist – leading Grace on a murky trail through the world of Brighton’s oldest crime families.

In the fourth and final episode, When in Dead Tomorrow, a body is extracted from the seabed of the English Channel.

What appears to be a burial at sea gone wrong, soon points to something sinister after noticing a strange incision on the victim’s body.

Two other bodies are also found, leaving Grace to wonder how far anyone would go to save those she loves.