Following the success of its third season, hit crime drama Unforgotten has been assigned another case, as a fourth season has been commissioned from ITV.
The commission builds on the success of the critically-acclaimed third season, which peaked with 6.9 million viewers.
ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill, praised creator Chris Lang for his powerful and compelling writing. “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.”
Unforgotten’s creator Chris Lang has been teasing such an announcement since mid-August on social media. “I am so delighted to have been asked to make a fourth series of Unforgotten. 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.”
Along with Lang, Andy Wilson will return to direct the fourth series alongside producer, Guy de Glanville, who will be joined by executive producers, Sally Haynes, Laura Mackie and Lang himself.
The six-part series will be produced by Mainstreet Pictures, and BBC Worldwide will be the series’ distributors.