ITV renews Unforgotten for Season 5
James R | On 03, Apr 2021
ITV has renewed Unforgotten for a fifth season.
The crime drama follows two London detectives DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan, as they work to solve cases involving disappearances and murders. Starring Nicola Walker (Last Tango In Halifax, The Split) and Sanjeev Bhaskar (Yesterday, Goodness Gracious Me), the show’s combination of optimism, professionalism and the pure charisma of its leading duo has made it one of ITV’s most successful police programmes on the telly.
“Season 4 delves into its darkest material yet,” we wrote in our review of Season 4.
It was a record breaking season for ITV, posting its highest viewing figures. For Episodes 1 to 5, the series averaged 7.5 million viewers, based on seven day consolidated data, which is up by 1.6m viewers and 26 per cent and the third season. The audience for the launch episode stands at 9.5m viewers after 28 days, across all platforms and repeats, up from the overnight audience by a 4.4 million viewers.
It is no surprise, then, that after Season 4’s finale, ITV has officially greenlit a fifth run – although that fifth season will come with a new partner in crime for DI Sunny Khan, with Walker stepping down from the show.
“ITV would like to thank Nicola Walker for playing the brilliant role of Cassie Stuart in four series of Unforgotten,” said ITV in a statement.
Season 3 and 4 of Unforgotten are currently available on ITV Hub. Season 1 to 3 are available on BritBox UK.