ITV has cancelled their crime drama series Whitechapel after airing four seasons of the series.
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 killings 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 cancellation had not been unexpected, owing to the recent changes in ITV’s drama department and the fact that season four of Whitechapel, which averaged 4.9 million viewers, was the lowest rated season of the series. The news of the cancellation was first announced by series lead Rupert Penry Jones on Twitter, who said: “Sorry to be the bearer of bad news everyone but ITV don’t want any more Whitechapel. That’s all folks x”
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