Unforgotten recommissioned for a fifth series by ITV

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.”

More news as we get it.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Andy D says:

    Hmmm! I think it should have ended on this season.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patty says:

    Gutted by the ending of this series, but it was brilliantly written and acted. Nicola Walker is an absolute national treasure. So is Sanjeev Bhaskar. Sunny’s elegy broke my heart last night. I’ll watch a fifth series just for him, although I believe it should have ended here.

    Given their characters past misfortunes, perhaps we should have a series with Nicola Walker and Sean Bean where everyone else dies, and they live?

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  3. Julie says:

    Patty said almost exactly what I was going to say. Absolutely gutted. Except I’m glad to hear it will back for a 5th series. It will be interesting to see Sanjeev Bhaskar’s, Sunny with another partner.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Michael says:

    VERY disappointed by the huge spoiler in the tiny caption on the front page. Been following this blog for years but I think I need to get my news elsewhere now, seriously poor form Killing Times.


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Fair enough, Michael. No real getting around it, I’m afraid – especially as pretty much a whole nation of crime and drama fans have been talking about it non-stop for the last 48 hours. It’s tough but if you want to avoid spoilers these days, you have to stay away from sites you know will be talking about whatever it is you want to avoid.


      1. Michael says:

        You can usually rely on captions not revealing spoilers, inside the article fair enough, but the caption could easily have been written without “the death of Cassie Stuart” included in it


  5. Terry I. says:

    I’m glad I can look forward to seeing her in Annika, which may be the reason she left Unforgotten. She probably wanted to move on to something new (new series, new character), which is understandable to me.


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