Today ITV have announced that Unforgotten will be returning for a fourth series after a successful third run earlier this year with the finale consolidating to 6.9m.
The new series will reunite Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan as they investigate another emotionally charged and compelling cold case.
Praised for its realistic portrayal of a police procedural, empathetic approach and powerful performances, each series of Unforgotten follows the unravelling of a historical crime.
Unforgotten has always attracted a high calibre of acting talent including Tom Courtenay , Trevor Eve, Ruth Sheen, Mark Bonnar, Wendy Craig and Lorraine Ashbourne. The latest series featured moving performances from Alex Jennings, Kevin McNally, Neil Morrissey and James Fleet.
The new six-part series will once again be penned by creator Chris Lang and directed by Andy Wilson, both of whom have worked on all three of the previous series. Guy de Glanville will also return as producer.
Speaking about the new series Chris said “I am so delighted to have been asked to make a fourth series of Unforgotten. The reaction to series 3 was better than I could ever have expected (with more people watching the last episode than any other in all three series) and I cannot wait to discover what lies ahead for Cassie and Sunny, and to create a whole new cast of characters for them to grapple with.”
Commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill, she said “We have been delighted with the reception of the first three series of Unforgotten and are thrilled to commission a fourth instalment. Chris Lang’s writing is incredibly powerful and his storytelling utterly compelling, so we have no doubt that the new case will have viewers gripped again.”
Unforgotten returns in 2019 on ITV