Unforgotten series three has been confirmed with the ITV drama back for a new six part run.
Series two of the show began in January before finishing last month, achieving high ratings of more than 6 million viewers and critical acclaim.
Drawing 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 third 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.
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.
Executive Producer Sally Haynes on behalf of Mainstreet Pictures said: “We are incredibly happy to be making Unforgotten series 3 for ITV. It is fantastic it has struck such a chord with the audience.”
Writer and Executive Producer, Chris Lang commented: “I am so excited to be making a third series of Unorgotten.
"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.”
No start date for Unforgotten series three has been revealed just yet.