Grace on ITV recommissioned for third series

Grace on ITV has been recommissioned for a third series, with John Simm reprising his role as Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace.

An adaptation of international, bestselling author Peter James’ award-winning novels, the first and third of three feature-length films in the new series will be written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, with Ed Whitmore writing the second episode.

The new, third series will also see the return of Richie Campbell as DS Glenn Branson, Zoë Tapper as Cleo Morey and Craig Parkinson as DS Norman Potting.

More news as we get it.

Endeavour TO END after ninth series says ITV

Endeavour is one of the most popular crime dramas on British TV – and indeed has many fans overseas – but there’s sad news from the series’ home broadcaster, ITV.

It has announced that the show will end after the next ninth series.

A statement from ITV says: “Screenwriter Russell Lewis, Shaun Evans and Roger Allam have mutually decided to bring the internationally renowned Endeavour to a close, and the series currently filming in Oxford will be the last.”

Furthermore, Executive Producer Damien Timmer says: “Endeavour has been a real labour of love for all of us, and we salute Russell Lewis for his extraordinary achievement in chronicling Endeavour Morse’s coming of age across 72 hours of TV.

“Russell always knew where he wanted the series to end, and that Remorseful Day is nearly upon us!

“We’d like to thank Shaun and Roger and all the other members of the Endeavour family on and off screen, and to the show’s fans both in the UK and abroad. Russell has many surprises up his sleeve for the final three films, with the return of some familiar faces and new challenges for Endeavour and Thursday to face before the final goodbye!”

The final three episodes – which constitute series nine – are currently in production and will air in 2023.