Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar in Unforgotten on ITV1

Unforgotten on ITV1: Will there be a new series? What will Nicola Walker be in next?

The series comes to a dramatic conclusion this week.

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Unforgotten series four ends on Monday (March 29 2021) and it’s arguably been the best series yet of the ITV1 crime drama – but will there be a new series?

And what will Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar be in next?

Here’s everything you need to know!

Unforgotten series four finale
The series four finale of Unforgotten was emotional (Credit: ITV1)

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Will there be a new series of Unforgotten?

ITV1 has confirmed there will be a fifth series of Unforgotten.

A spokesperson said: “ITV would like to thank Nicola Walker for playing the brilliant role of Cassie Stuart in four series of Unforgotten which has become one of the best loved and most critically acclaimed police dramas on TV.

“Nicola and writer Chris Lang decided that Cassie’s story would come to an end last night, but that Unforgotten would continue, in series five, with a new case, and a new ‘Partner in Crime’ for DI Sunny Khan.”

They continued: “This fourth series has had a record breaking season posting its highest viewing figures.

“For episodes one to five, the series has averaged 7.5 million viewers based on seven day consolidated data, which is up by 1.6m viewers and 26% on the last series.

“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 massive 4.4million viewers.”

Unforgotten new series: What does Sanjeev Bhaskar say?

Meanwhile, actor Sanjeev – who plays DS Sunny Khan – says: “On the last day we filmed this series, when we were walking back to film the last shot Nicola [Walker] said to me: ‘You know how rare this is, don’t you?'”

“And I said ‘yes, I do’. It is rare to do a job where you have the upmost admiration for everyone involved; the crew, the actors, the writer and the director.

“This job has also been the most fun I’ve had.

“I believe we have laughed more on all of these series than we do on any other job and, given the subject matter, that has kept us sane.

“Nicola was right; we are both very aware of how rare this is. It is real lightning in a bottle.”

Please tell us that means you’ll all be back?!

Jassa Ahluwalia as Adam Stuart in Unforgotten (Credit: ITV1)

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What will Nicola Walker star in next?

Nicola Walker will appear in another cop drama next.

She will star as Annika in the TV series of the same name.

Nicola portrays Marine Homicide Unit detective in the upcoming drama which will air on Alibi.

Based on the Radio 4 drama Annika Stranded, the six-part series follows DI Annika Strandhed as her specialist unit is tasked with investigating a number of mysterious deaths and unexplained murders off the coast of Scotland.

While managing her unit and her “brilliant yet complex” teenage daughter Morgan (Silvie Furneaux), Annika frequently breaks the fourth wall to include the audience in her investigations.

Nicola Walker voiced Annika in the Radio 4 drama.

The actress is currently filming the series, which will air later this year.

Nicola Walker as Annika in Alibi series of the same name
Nicola Walker as Annika in the Alibi series of the same name (Credit: UKTV)

What will Sanjeev Bhaskar star in next?

Sanjeev will star as Cain in the upcoming series The Sandman.

Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s comic book, Sanjeev’s role couldn’t be more different to Sunny!

The series follows Dream, the personification of dreams, as he sets about to reclaim his lost equipment after escaping decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard.

Production for the first season is expected to last until June 2021 due to Covid delays.

It will eventually air on Netflix.

Sanjeev also narrates new series Secrets of the Transport Museum, currently airing on Yesterday.

Annika will air on Alibi later this year. You can watch the entire series of Unforgotten on the ITV Hub.

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