A date has been set for the premiere of the latest season of hit Brighton-based crime drama Grace.

The detective series, based on the Roy Grace novels written by Peter James, is set to return for its third series.

After previously announcing that the show would return this month, the author has now taken to Twitter to reveal when it would return to ITV.

On social media, Peter wrote: “I’m excited to confirm that the new series of Grace starts Sunday, March 19, at 8pm on ITV!”

The show focuses on Detective Roy Grace, played by John Simm, and is like the books is set in Brighton and the surrounding area.

The newest series is based on three of the Roy Grace novels; Dead Like You, Dead Man’s Grip and Not Yet Dead.

Filming for the show took place across the city including in schools, shops and abandoned supermarkets.

Shoots started in August in Rottingdean, with scenes shot at St Margaret’s Church, Nevill Road and on Beacon Hill.


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Stars of the show were spotted shooting for the third season around Hove Lagoon on August 31.

John Simm was also seen in Gresham Blake tailors on the corner of Bond Street in Brighton in November.

The Argus was given exclusive access inside the murder house before shooting and got to speak with fictional Argus reporter Kevin Spinella, played by Alexander Cobb.

The Argus: John Simm filming in BrightonJohn Simm filming in Brighton (Image: The Argus)

Speaking about his character, Alexander said: “I work for The Argus in the show, you see the paper all the time. You’ll see me writing a story or taking photos for an article or you’ll see a front page.”

Filming also took place at Brighton Railway Station and Woodingdean Primary School.

Grace will also be returning to the city on the stage later this month, with the Wish You Were Dead stage show heading to the Theatre Royal.

The stage show, based on short stories in the Roy Grace series of novels, will star Casualty actor George Rainsford as DS Roy Grace as well as I’m A Celebrity Winner Giovanna Fletcher as Cleo Morey.