ITV commissions second series of Peter James novel Grace

John Simm is returning as Roy Grace alongside Richie Campbell as DS Glenn Branson Credit: ITV

Jersey based author Peter James, is set to see a second series commissioned of his award winning crime novel Grace, on ITV.

John Simm is to return as DS Roy Grace after starring in the two part production last month of James' first two Grace books.

8.8 million viewers tuned in to watch.

The second series will include three 120 minute parts, Not Dead Enough, Dead Man’s Footsteps and Dead Tomorrow.

Following the production of the first series, Peter James said he "couldn't be happier" with the film adaptation of his bestselling novel.

Russell Lewis the series' screenwriter and creator of detective drama Endeavour, says he is thrilled Grace has been commissioned for a second series.

The series is being shot later in the summer in Brighton and along the South Coast.