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'Unforgotten' Crime Drama With Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar Confirmed For Series Three

Fans can't get enough.

02/03/2017 12:22 GMT | Updated 02/03/2017 12:22 GMT

There’s good news for crime drama fans today, with confirmation that ‘Unforgotten’ will be coming back for a third series. 

Viewers were fulsome in their praise for the last series starring Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar, and now ITV bosses have made it official - they’ll be back for another cold case, written by Chris Lang. 

Their characters DCI Cassie Stuart and DI Sunny Khan solved a complex historical case of abuse and revenge in series two, as well as narrowly avoiding falling into a romance. More than six million viewers tuned in to discover how their victim David Walker met his grisly end, the revelation leading to a moral dilemma on the part of the cops. The writer Chris Lang revealed the story had been inspired by the revelations of Jimmy Savile’s abuse crimes. 

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Star Nicola Walker credits writer Chris Lang for the appeal of 'Unforgotten'

The first series was equally gripping, with Tom Courtenay winning a BAFTA for his role, and other stars including Trevor Eve, Gemma Jones, Bernard Hill and Hannah Gordon. Series 2 included Mark Bonnar, Wendy Craig and Rosie Cavaliero.

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 a sea of TV crime drama, what makes ‘Unforgotten’ so special? Star Nicola Walker recently shared her thoughts with HuffPostUK, saying: “It’s not really a whodunnit. I think with the first series, our writer Chris Lang took viewers to a place they weren’t expecting. It’s all in his beautiful writing.”

Stay tuned for when we can expect Cassie and Sunny to return to our screens. 

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