Unforgotten series 5 will happen, and Sanjeev Bhaskar’s DI Sunny Khan will have a new ‘partner in crime’
So, if you’re still processing the end of series 4, at least you can now look forward to Unforgotten series 5. Sanjeev Bhaskar will be back, though without Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker). The show has had good ratings, and a record breaking season posting its highest viewing figures:
For episodes 1-5 the series has averaged 7.5 million viewers based on seven day consolidated data, which is up by 1.6m viewers and 26% on the last series. The audience for the launch episode stands at 9.5m viewers after 28 days, across all platforms and repeats, up from the overnight audience by a massive 4.4 million viewers.
Nicola Walker will not return as DI Cassie Stuart, and ITV had this to say in their announcement of the renewal:
“ITV would like to thank Nicola Walker for playing the brilliant role of Cassie Stuart in four series of Unforgotten which has become one of the best loved and most critically acclaimed police dramas on TV. Nicola and writer Chris Lang decided that Cassie’s story would come to an end last night, but that Unforgotten would continue, in series 5, with a new case, and a new ‘Partner in Crime’ for DI Sunny Khan.”
If you’ve yet to catch series 4, you can do so via the ITV Hub.