ITV have officially renewed its popular crime drama, Unforgotten, for a fourth series, it’s been confirmed.
It will be returning with a six episode fourth series in 2019 after the third run, which wrapped last month, was an enormous success for ITV, nabbing a consolidated audience of 6.9m viewers.
Unforgotten follows two officers, DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan (played by Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar) as they pursue cold cases and suffer the repercussions of digging up the past. The show’s creator, Chris Lang will once again oversee the scripts and its regular director, Andy Wilson will return to direct.
On the renewal, Lang had this to say: “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.”
While ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill 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.”
We’ll keep you updated on Unforgotten.