ITV have announced that the excellent cold case crime drama Unforgotten, starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar, will be back for a third series.
The series, which is made for the network by Mainstreet Pictures, will once again be written by series creator Chris Lang. The third series will see Cassie and Sunny delve into another intricate historical investigation, revealing a fresh web of long-buried secrets.
Praised for its sensitive and empathetic approach to hard-hitting subject matter, the series has boasted a host of stellar British talent across its two series including Tom Courtenay, who won the BAFTA Best Supporting Actor Award for his appearance in Unforgotten in 2016, Trevor Eve, Bernard Hill, Hannah Gordon, Gemma Jones, Ruth Sheen, Mark Bonnar, Lorraine Ashbourne, Peter Egan, Rosie Cavaliero, Badria Timimi, Adeel Akhtar and Wendy Craig.
Commented Executive Producer Sally Haynes on behalf of Mainstreet Pictures: “We are incredibly happy to be making Unforgotten series 3 for ITV. It is fantastic it has struck such a chord with the audience.”
Chris Lang said: “I am so excited to be making a third series of Unforgotten. To be able to bring back the exceptional team we had on series two (both in front of and behind the camera) and to be allowed to discover what the future holds for Cassie and Sunny as they tackle a new historical crime, is a real privilege.”
ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill has commissioned the new series and Senior Drama Commissioner Victoria Fea will oversee production from ITV’s perspective.
Victoria Fea commented: “Unforgotten is a wonderfully rich piece of work, made with understated brilliance, and we’re delighted to commission a third series from Mainstreet Pictures. Chris Lang’s writing is perceptive, surprising and humane, and we have no doubt its fans will relish watching a new story unfold.”
We will be looking forward to it.