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‘Grace’: John Simm Drama Renewed For Season 5 By ITV

Another four feature-length films

by Dave Elliott

ITV has renewed the Brighton-based detective drama Grace for Season 5 before Season 4 has even aired, with John Simm back in the title role.

Simm returns as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace for another four feature-length films which will air on ITV1, ITVX, STV and STV Player. Based on the best-selling novels from globally renowned author Peter James, series five will comprise of the following four films – Dead If You Don’t, Dead At First Sight, Need You Dead and Find Them Dead.

Also reprising their roles for season five are Richie Campbell (Top Boy, Stephen) who plays DS Glenn Branson, Zoë Tapper (Liar) as Cleo Morey, Laura Elphinstone (Chernobyl) as DS Bella Moy, Brad Morrison (Outlander) as DC Nick Nicholl and Sam Hoare (The Castaways) as ACC Cassian Pewe.

“We’re thrilled to be returning to Brighton and the world of Roy Grace and the team for another series of Peter James’ brilliant stories,” said ITV Drama Commissioner, Huw Kennair Jones, who will oversee production from ITV’s perspective. “Series five promises to deliver four more episodes full of surprises and intrigue that the ITV and ITVX audiences have come to love.”

‘Grace’ is a co-production between Tall Story Pictures, part of ITV Studios, and Vaudeville Productions. Executive producers are Phil Hunter for Tall Story Pictures, Andrew O’Connor and Paul Sandler for Vaudeville Productions, Kiaran Murray-Smith and Peter James.

“When the first episode of Grace aired in 2021, it was a dream come true,” adds Author Peter James. “It is both heartening and astounding to me that we’re already at series five! The continued success of Grace is a testament to the outstanding cast headed by John Simm, and crew and, equally importantly, the fans, who have loved and devoted their time to these characters both on the page and now the screen. It is also a testament to just how faithfully ITV have adhered to both the characters and stories in the novels.”

The films will be written by Jess Williams, Guy Burt, Caroline Carver and Ed Whitmore. Kiaran Murray-Smith returns as Series Producer, Matthew Hamilton will co-produce the series. Production begins in Brighton this Spring.

Over 21 million copies of Peter James’ Grace novels have been sold to date with translations into 38 different languages.

ITV Studios handles international distribution. Grace is a BritBox Original, available exclusively on BritBox in North America and Australia.

Grace‘ Season 4 does not yet have a premiere date but is expected to air on ITV and ITVX at some point in Spring 2024 in the UK. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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