ITV has handed out a fourth season renewal to their hit cold case crime drama Unforgotten. Six episodes have been ordered for the show’s fourth season, which is expected to air in 2019. The renewal comes after the season three finale managed a consolidated audience of 6.9 million viewers.
Unforgotten follows DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan as they work a cold-case and the ensuing fall-out of the investigation. Each season focuses on a new case. The drama series is produced by Mainstreet Pictures and stars Nicola Walker (Spooks) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (The Kumars).
Series creator Chris Lang is once again penning the scripts for the third season, and Andy Wilson – who has been with the show since season one – is returning to direct. Guy de Glanville (Unforgotten, Age Before Beauty) will also return as the series producer. The executive producers are Chris Lang, Sally Haynes and Laura Mackie. BBC Studios is handling international sales.
“I am so delighted to have been asked to make a fourth series of Unforgotten”, Chris Lang said in a statement. “The reaction to series 3 was better than I could ever have expected (with more people watching the last episode than any other in all three series) and I cannot wait to discover what lies ahead for Cassie and Sunny, and to create a whole new cast of characters for them to grapple with.”
While ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill, who commissioned the show’s fourth season, added: “We have been delighted with the reception of the first three series of Unforgotten and are thrilled to commission a fourth instalment. Chris Lang’s writing is incredibly powerful and his storytelling utterly compelling, so we have no doubt that the new case will have viewers gripped again.”