ITV has confirmed the highly praised drama, Unforgotten, will return for a third series.

Created and written by screenwriter Chris Lang and produced by Mainstreet Pictures, Unforgotten draws on complex and current issues, the emotional drama questions everyday morality and analyses the very human stories behind crime, as lead characters DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan, played by Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar, unravel the truth behind historic murders.

The new six-part series will be written once again by Chris Lang and will see Cassie and Sunny delve into another intricate historical investigation, revealing a fresh web of long-buried secrets.

In an interview with The British Blacklist Sanjeev Bhaskar said of the show “It’s good drama, and a story well told. It doesn’t offer up the clichés that you find in a lot of detective programmes. At the heart of this second series there is a question about ‘what is an evil act? Does an evil act define an evil person?’ There is a debate within this that I think will be interesting.”

Writer and Executive Producer, 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.”

The commission follows the huge success of the second series of Unforgotten on ITV earlier this year which received average consolidated viewing figures of over 6 million.


Read TBB’s full interview with Unforgotten’s co-lead Sanjeev Bhaskar here.