ITV1 Renews ‘Whitechapel’ For Fourth Season

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ITV1 has renewed its crime drama series Whitechapel for a fourth season of 6 episodes, which is set to air in 2013.

Created by Ben Court and Caroline Ip, Whitechapel follows a group of police detectives, led by Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler, as they investigate homicides which seem to be copycat killing based on historical crimes. The drama series is produced by NBCUniversal’s Carnival Films and stars Rupert Penry Jones as Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler, Phil Davis as Detective Sergeant Ray Miles and Steve Pemberton as Edward Buchan.

The renewal of Whitechapel had been expected for some time as the series has proved to be one of ITV1’s highest rated dramas across its first three seasons on the air. The drama series also joins ITV1’s other top performers Law & Order: UK, Scott & Bailey and Vera, all of which were recently renewed and will be returning to the channel in 2013.

Speaking of the renewal, Laura Mackie, ITV’s Director of Drama, said: “The first full series of Whitechapel was a huge hit with the ITV audience with its unique take on the crime genre and the brilliantly original combination of Chandler, Miles and Buchan. I’m so pleased that they’re coming back to solve more historically inspired crimes.”

While Executive Producer Sally Woodward added: “I’m thrilled that the audience enjoyed our new formatted triple dose of Whitechapel as much as we enjoyed making them. Ben and Caroline’s stories get richer the more they delve into the dark history of Whitechapel and with the brilliant, inventive mind of Steve Pemberton behind one of the stories, Whitechapel promises to reach new thrilling depths.”

TVWise’s UK TV Scorecard has been updated with this new information.

  • sue

    I love Whitechapel, any idea when this year series 4 starts?

  • Olivia

    I love Whitechapel!!! Cant wait for the new season! Good well-acted and written drama!!! Give me more!

  • Trish Sproles

    I really enjoyed watching all episodes of Whitechapel!

    Can’t wait for the 2013 Premier. Keep it going, it’s very entertaining.

  • Danielle

    When is it due to be on?

  • Emily

    So happy to hear it’s returning !!!

  • Arif Alli

    Love Whitechapel!! Watching the re-runs on itv3…….when is the new series going to be shown?

  • MrsRobinson

    Fantastic show waiting patiently for season 4 !!

  • Jeffrey Galloway

    Great series. looking forward to season 4. Will it be broadcast in the U.S. ?

  • D Denny

    Absolutly enjoyed the series, well written and acted

    Read that a new series is due in 2013 does anyone know when ??

  • jane robbins

    brilliant that whitechapel is coming back for fourth season cant wait its great

  • Carol

    Looking forward to more Whitechapel!

  • Dee

    I’m thrilled! Some of the best, most interesting and intelligent TV!!! Can’t wait! :)

  • james horner

    Can’t wait for new series anybody know when it will be released.

  • Kate

    I just discovered this show and absolutely love it. Can’t wait for series 4. The man who
    plays the sgt. Phil Davis is a terrific actor.

  • barbara whittall

    I am in the US and I have not seen a better show in 20 years this series is top of all!!! The actors are tremendous the story line is so engrossing I wish it could be seen here so I would not have to wait and that you should keep on going do not stop after series 4 please.

  • yodanath

    J’adore cette série ! Great série…

  • Vince

    I love this series, can’t wait for Series 4

  • Joanne Clarke

    Can you tell me if season 4 of Whitechapel will be shown on BBC America? Thanks for your time

  • pat

    We just love this show. Most original and unique thing to be on TV in many years. Please keep these shows coming.
    Performances superb, writing impeccable, filming is the best, too.

  • Sue

    Best show on TV cant wait for season 4. Will be interesting to see what copycat crimes they are going to cover..Please just a little hint as to when it’s going to start!!!!!

  • blackberrie

    Love whitechapel,looking forward to new series,all I can say is there is only 6 months of the year left so it will be back within 6 months,think they wait for the dark evenings to air this series as it makes it more scarey and spooky for us,love the acting and storylines

  • deb roe

    I recently had knee surgery and I got hooked on “whitechapel” big time! Watched all 3 seasons back to back and I’m so happy to hear that there’s gonna be a 4th!I hope that poor ed gets some more space or comes up for air a little more!

  • Sharon

    I just love White Chapel when does Season 4 begin? I just finished watching Season 1-2-3 back to back it is AWESOME! Thanks


  • Teresa

    Any date yet for series 4 premier? We’ve been waiting an awfully long time

  • Sharon

    Love this show! Anxious for season 4 to air in U.S. Any idea when we can look forward to it?

  • Margi

    Does anyone know when Whitechapel series 4 will air in the US??

  • E. Loydon

    Great series, love the storylines, but why does it have to be filmed so dark? Completely spoiled my enjoyment last 2 weeks.