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Grace 2021 cast and spoilers from new ITV drama

Grace ITV drama 2021 release date and cast

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Grace is the new detective drama coming to ITV - here's all you need to know.

Acclaimed screenwriter and Endeavour creator, Russell Lewis, will adapt Peter James' first two books of the Roy Grace series, Dead Simple and Looking Good Dead.

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They will air in two separate two-hour specials this spring.

Watch Grace start on TV and online

Grace will start on TV in March with the first feature length episode airing Sunday, 14 March at 8PM.

The second will follow later in 2021, with a release date to be confirmed.

As well as watching on TV, you'll be able to watch online and catch up via the ITV Hub.

Grace cast

It was previously confirmed that John Simm will star in the title role of tenacious detective Roy Grace.

Also on the cast are Richie Campbell (Liar, Blue Story, Top Boy) who takes the role of DS Glenn Branson and Rakie Ayola (Noughts + Crosses, Shetland, No Offence) as ACC Vosper.

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Laura Elphinstone (Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Line of Duty) is DS Bella Moy, Amaka Okafor (The Split, Vera) plays DC Emma Jane Boutwood, and Brad Morrison (National Theatre Live; Twelfth Night) takes the role of DC Nicholl.

Rebecca Scrogs (Alex Rider, Flack, Scarborough) plays Branson’s wife Ari, Alexander Cobb (Doctors, Vera) plays Kevin Spinella and they are also joined by Adrian Rawlings (Chernobyl, Girlfriends, Innocent), Natasha Joseph (Get Even, Doctors, Sex Education), Tom Weston-Jones (Warrior, The Terror, Dickensian), Matt Stokoe (Cursed, Jamestown, Bodyguard), Alisha Bailey (Save Me, Chewing Gum) and Maggie O’Neill (White Lines, The Split, Shameless).

Grace spoilers

The first of the two-hour films is called Dead Simple - You can watch a first trailer below.

A synopsis shares: "Grace is running enquiries into long forgotten cold cases with little or no prospect of success. He’s fixated by the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, which haunts his thoughts. His unorthodox police methods have come under scrutiny once again and Grace is walking a career tightrope and risks being moved from the job he loves most.

"With so much at stake, his colleague Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson knows he has more to give and asks him for help with a case. When a stag night prank appears to go wrong and the groom goes missing, Branson calls upon Grace to unravel events that led to the mysterious disappearance three days before his wedding to his beautiful fiancé.

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"A successful property developer with everything to live for, there is no trace of the missing groom. Is this a case of stag night shenanigans gone badly awry? Or is this something more sinister?

"With nothing but instinct, a lingering suspicion and his obsessive nature, Grace doggedly pursues the groom’s disappearance and becomes uneasily close to the bride to be…"

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