Unforgotten fans where left in emotional limbo last night, when the death of Cassie Stuart caused them to weep openly, as well as hope and pray for a new, fifth series.
And now ITV has confirmed that Chris Lang will be back for a fifth run of the outstanding British crime drama.
Furthermore, ITV said that Sanjeev Bhaskar will return as Sunny Khan, but will be joined by a new, as-yet-unnamed new partner.
ITV said: “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 five, with a new case, and a new ‘Partner in Crime’ for DI Sunny Khan.”
In response, Sanjeev Bhaskar tweeted his reaction to the news.
He said: “Delighted @ITV has recommissioned @UnforgottenTV & more of @ChrisLangWriter’s fab writing.
“I’ll continue to watch & learn from #NicolaWalker as I’ve done these past 5 years, glowing with pride as my friend excels in everything she does.
“She’s a personal & national treasure.”
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