‘Whitechapel’: Series 3 to take characters to ‘darker places’

The executive producer of ITV1’s Whitechapel has hinted at what viewers should expect from next year’s third series, warning: “If you thought the Ripper and Krays were scary, just wait”.

ITV announced yesterday that a new six-part series of the Rupert Penry-Jones crime drama will begin filming this Spring and will air in 2012.

Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle commented: “The East End of London is steeped in history, secrets and gore and we now have the opportunity to take Chandler, Miles and Buchan to places darker still.”

ITV Press Centre teased: “The new series sees the team spread their investigations beyond the boundaries of Whitechapel. Three stories each comprising two episodes will peel back the layers of some of the East End’s most gruesome history. Whitechapel viewers will be taken back over three hundred years as the present day investigations preoccupying Chandler and his team begin to echo crimes from the city’s darkest recesses. Murder in the tunnels under Whitechapel, body-snatching, poisoning and grisly discoveries are amongst the tales to be told as the East End again provides fertile ground.”

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