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BritBox has announced the North American premiere date for Grace, the brand new crime thriller starring John Simm as the eponymous detective.

Grace: Richie Campbell as DS Glenn Branson and John Simm as DSI Roy Grace — Photo courtesy of BritBox

Based on Peter James’s best-selling “Roy Grace” crime novels, and written by Russell Lewis (Endeavour), Grace stars John Simm (Life on Mars, Doctor Who, Trauma) as Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a hard-working and tenacious but troubled cop in Brighton who has given his life to the job.

In the first stand-alone feature-length adaptation, “Dead Simple,” DS Grace’s career is at rock bottom — he has been exiled to conducting inquiries into long-forgotten cold cases, all while the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, still haunts his thoughts six years later. Following another reprimand for his unorthodox methods, Grace risks being moved from the job he loves most.

Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson (Richie Campbell, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Small Axe), Grace’s old friend and colleague, is investigating the case of a successful local property developer who went missing on his stag night. Something about the whole thing doesn’t seem right, so Branson, knowing Grace’s brilliance as a detective, asks him for help. So, with nothing but instinct, a lingering suspicion and his obsessive nature, Grace doggedly pursues the truth.

“Dead Simple” costars Rakie Ayola (Shetland) as ACC Alison Vosper, Brad Morrison (National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night) as DC Nick Nicholl, Laura Elphinstone (Chernobyl) as DS Bella Moy, and Amaka Okafor (The Split) as DC Emma Jane Boutwood.

Grace, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America on Tuesday, April 27, exclusively on BritBox and its digital channels, including BritBox on Amazon Channels.

Stay tuned for updates about when BritBox will release “Looking Good Dead,” the second stand-alone adaptation in the Grace series.


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Grace: BritBox Sets North American Premiere Date for New Crime Thriller Starring John Simm
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