The new series of ITV's Brighton based detective drama Grace starts at 8pm on Sunday 24th April featuring a new star member of the cast, Zoë Tapper. Grace follows Detective Superintendent Roy Grace (played by John Simm), a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job but is haunted by the disappearance of his wife, and his ambitious partner DS Glenn Branson (played by Richie Campbell). Zoë will star as Cleo, a mortuary technician and love interest for Grace.
The show is based on the detective novels by international bestselling author Peter James who has explained that he introduced Cleo's character because he enjoys a love story and "wanted to show the other side of Roy’s life away from work".
The new series will consist of four new feature length episodes, each one telling a different story.
In a recent interview, Zoë talked about the experience of filming the mortuary scenes saying, "I’m not a particularly squeamish person, so I was fine with it all, but as always in life the men have more of a problem with it – Richie and John were a little bit more cautious about gory stuff whereas I was quite fascinated!" She also talked at length about her character, saying "Cleo is intelligent and she has integrity, but she’s also got quite a naughty sense of humour and a charm, so I think she’s quite refreshing. She’s very satisfied with her life as it is, she’s committed to her work and perfectly happy being single, but actually meeting Grace is like finding a kindred spirit."
The first episode of the new series 'Not Dead Enough' will also feature Tom Christian, playing the role of Darren Wardle and Jessye Romeo as murder victim Sophie Carrington.