It was a surprise hit for ITV in 2015 and kicking off what’s promising to be a great year for ITV drama is the second series of Chris Lang’s Unforgotten, starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar.
Ahead of the first episode, ITV have released some key imagery from the opening episode which over eight episodes will explore the investigation into another historic murder case, and these images hint at what’s to come.
The new series starts with the discovery of body found in a sealed suitcase in the silt of the River Lea. With the body preserved but clearly having been there a number of years, detectives DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunny Khan begin the complicated task of identifying the victim and investigating his murder.
Through their inquiries, the body is revealed as middle-aged man David Walker who disappeared in 1990 leaving behind a wife and young son who is now in his early 30s. With four seemingly un-connected suspects emerging, the team are tasked with finding out who wanted David Walker dead and why?
Meanwhile, we meet four seemingly un-connected suspects who may have a link to the victim; DI Tessa Nixon who is struggling with her loner son, nurse Marion Kelsey who works with chronically ill children, Brighton-based barrister Colin Osborne who is in the process of adopting a little girl with his husband, and teacher Sara Mahmoud who is interviewing for a new position in a school that needs turning around.
How do any of them link to the victim, though, and why would one of them kill him? Here’s the trailer to whet your appetite further...