John Simm stars as tenacious detective Roy Grace, alongside Richie Campbell, who takes the role of DS Glenn Branson and Rakie Ayola as ACC Vosper.
Acclaimed screenwriter and Endeavour creator, Russell Lewis has adapted two of international bestseller Peter James’ award winning novels which introduce the audience to Brighton based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a hardworking police officer who has given his life to the job.
Joining the lead cast are Craig Parkinson as Norman Pottings, Laura Elphinstone is DS Bella Moy, Amaka plays DC Emma Jane Boutwood, and Brad Morrison takes the role of DC Nicholl. The first film, Dead Simple, opens with Grace running enquiries into long forgotten cold cases with little or no prospect of success.
He’s fixated by the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, which haunts his thoughts. His unorthodox police methods have come under scrutiny once again and Grace is walking a career tightrope and risks being moved from the job he loves most.
With so much at stake, his colleague Detective Sergeant Glenn Branson knows he has more to give and asks him for help with a case. When a stag night prank appears to go wrong and the groom goes missing, Branson calls upon Grace to unravel events that led to the mysterious disappearance three days before his wedding to his beautiful fiancé.
A successful property developer with everything to live for, there is no trace of the missing groom. Is this a case of stag night shenanigans gone badly awry? Or is this something more sinister? With nothing but instinct, a lingering suspicion and his obsessive nature, Grace doggedly pursues the groom’s disappearance and becomes uneasily close to the bride to be…