Crime Drama ‘Unforgotten’ Renewed for a Fourth Season

Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar  in "Unforgotten" Season 1 (Photo: John Rogers/Mainstreet Pictures)

Good news, mystery fans: Crime drama Unforgotten has been officially picked up for a fourth season! 

The show stars Last Tango in Halifax’s Nicola Walker as DCI Cassie Stuart and Sanjeev Bhaskar as her partner in crime-solving, DS Sunny Khan. The two solve “emotionally charged and compelling” cold case murders and disappearances, and each season looks at the slow unraveling of a historical crime.

Unforgotten’s first two seasons finally aired here in the U.S. earlier this year in back-to-back installments, and the show was a surprise hit for PBS’ Masterpiece. The third just finished airing in the U.K. a few weeks ago, and looks set to come to America next year.

ITV greenlights a fourth series of hit drama, Unforgotten. The new series will see Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar reprise their roles as DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan as they investigate another emotionally charged and compelling cold case.

— ITV Press Centre (@itvpresscentre) September 20, 2018

The fourth season will once again be comprised of six episodes, focused on the various suspects involved in a single cold case. Season 1 investigated the death of a 16-year-old school boy, while the second covered the murder of a political consultant.

Season 3, which has yet to air in the U.S., follows the story of a schoolgirl who disappeared on New Year’s Eve.

“We have been delighted with the reception of the first three series of Unforgotten and are thrilled to commission a fourth installment,” ITV Head of Drama Polly Long said in a statement. 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.”

Series creator Lang will also once again have writing duties on the new season and generally sounds pretty chuffed about news of the series’ renewal.

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Delighted to announce that this gorgeous couple will be returning to our screens for a 4th series of #Unforgotten. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have six hours of telly to write...@TVSanjeev #NicolaWalker

— Chris Lang (@ChrisLangWriter) September 20, 2018

If you missed Unforgotten Seasons 1 and 2, they are both currently available to stream via the PBS Passport website, and we have recaps where you can discuss each episode with other fans as you watch.

Did you enjoy Unforgotten earlier this year? Are you excited by the news of its return? Let’s discuss.

Lacy Baugher

Lacy's love of British TV is embarrassingly extensive, but primarily centers around evangelizing all things Doctor Who, and watching as many period dramas as possible.

Digital media type by day, she also has a fairly useless degree in British medieval literature, and dearly loves to talk about dream poetry, liminality, and the medieval religious vision. (Sadly, that opportunity presents itself very infrequently.) York apologist, Ninth Doctor enthusiast, and unabashed Ravenclaw. Say hi on Threads or Blue Sky at @LacyMB. 

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