‘Whitechapel’ to return for Series 3 in 2012

ITV have commissioned an extended third series of crime drama Whitechapel, with starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton all returning.

Written by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, six new episodes will begin filming this Spring and will air next year.

Whitechapel first aired in September 2009 as a three-part serial and returned in with a second three-part serial October 2010.

Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle says: “I am delighted we are getting the chance to tell brand new Whitechapel stories but this time as a series.”

Laura Mackie, Director of Drama, ITV says: “Whitechapel is a striking and distinctive crime drama that has struck a real chord with the ITV1 audience. The longer run will allow us to tell an even richer range of stories from the Whitechapel area.”

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