FILMING for ITV's hit drama Grace is set to continue in a new location over the next few weeks.

The second series of the show, starring John Simm, is set to begin filming in Burgess Hill soon and could continue until the end of the year.

Shooting began last month around Brighton, with the lead actor being spotted in various locations.

Grace is an adaption of Sussex author Peter James’s international bestselling book Dead Simple.

It was one of ITV’s most successful dramas with more than eight million people tuning in to watch the first series earlier this year.

Series two will be made up of three 120-minute films - Not Dead Enough, Dead Man’s Footsteps and Dead Tomorrow.

The Argus: Filming for ITV's Grace is set to take place in Burgess Hill.

The crews are descending on Burgess Hill town centre within the next few week and will be using three different locations.

Eco2Home, a store selling a variety of re-used items from furniture to clothing, is to be used as a mortuary for the show.

The rear of the shop will be used to wheel bodies in and out, and a room will also be utilised for a hospital scene.

The disused former Lidl building in Burgess Hill will also be used as the inside of the mortuary and the Martlets Heights building is said to be a police station.

The Argus: Filming for ITV's Grace is set to take place in Burgess Hill.

Lee Barnett, 42, who has founded Eco2Home last year, said: "It's all really exciting, you don't get anything like this normally in Burgess Hill. As soon as I got the call from the show I watched the whole first series and it's really good.

"My mum loves Peter James and is a massive fan of John Simm, so she's even more excited than I am."

Lee also said that he hopes the filming might bring some footfall to the town centre, much of which is currently disused as plans to turn it into a multi-plex have been shelved.

The Argus: Filming for ITV's Grace is set to take place in Burgess Hill.

"Because everything has just been left, it's all a bit of a state and people don't just walk round anymore. Hopefully now they'll hear that filming is going on and they'll want to go and have a look, which might get them to go into the businesses that are still there," he said.

ITV have asked Lee to use items from his shop in the future for sets for different shows.

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