ITV’s popular cold case crime thriller Unforgotten is returning for season 5; the new investigation takes place after the shocking conclusion of the fourth season when DCI Nicola Walker’s character Cassie Stuart was killed in a terrible car accident. Not only has Cassie’s sudden passing devastated her family, but it has also hurt her police colleagues, especially her partner DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar), with whom she had collaborated on several puzzling cold cases.
Since Cassie has been replaced by DCI, Sunny now has a new sleuthing partner for the upcoming season 5’s six episodes. Sinéad Keenan, who is well known for her previous roles in Little Boy Blue and Being Human, plays Jessica James.
“And so it begins, a new Unforgotten journey — and it’s scary, for Sunny and the Bishop Street team, for the audience, for all of us,” says Chris Lang, creator and writer of Unforgotten. But it’s also incredibly exciting, and I can’t wait for you to meet Sinéad Keenan’s consistently excellent DCI Jessica “Jessie” James.
Unforgotten Series 5 Release Date
There are six episodes in Unforgotten season 5. Although ITV has not provided a release date, we anticipate the crime drama will begin towards the end of 2022 or in the early months of 2023. Once we learn the air dates for the US and other countries, we’ll update you. The fifth season of Unforgotten is a co-production with MASTERPIECE in partnership with BBC Studios, who will also release the first four seasons globally. Therefore, Unforgotten series 5 is anticipated to air on PBS Masterpiece in the US.
Unforgotten Series 5 Trailer
Unforgotten season 5 doesn’t yet have a trailer, but we anticipate having one soon. We’ll upload it here as soon as it does.
Unforgotten Series 5 Plot
A sudden, devastating event involving Jessica James’ family life occurs just before the start of the fifth season of Unforgotten, her new job as DCI. Jessica is nonetheless determined to leave a positive first impression on her new coworkers, but will she be in the proper frame of mind to gel with and motivate the group?
The team is haunted by the memory of cherished former coworker Cassie Stuart, and Jess is aware that she will have big shoes to fill. If she is to live up to her highly regarded and admired predecessor, she will need to be resolute, professional, and have a great spirit.
The discovery of human remains in a recently renovated historic building in Hammersmith, West London, is Jess and her team’s first case. However, it appears that the body has been there for a very long time. This crime appears to have occurred in the 1930s, but could the body have been removed more recently? Jess will have to be at the top of her game to answer some perplexing questions. Can she figure out what happened with DS Sunny Khan’s help?
Unforgotten Series 5 New Cast
“I have long been a fan of Chris Lang’s work, therefore I am overjoyed to be joining the Unforgotten team,” Sinéad Keenan says. I’m excited to work with the incredible cast, led by the great and wonderfully kind Sanjeev Bhaskar. And I’m hoping that if I play my cards well, I’ll be able to peek into Sunny’s backpack!”
Sinéad has been in several high-profile dramas, including ITV’s Little Boy Blue, BBC’s Being Human, Three Families, and Showtrial on BBC1, as well as period dramas The Tudors and Derry Girls.
In series five of Unforgotten, Sanjeev Bhaskar is back as DI Sunny Khan, who must adjust to working without Cassie.
Jordan Long as DS Murray Boulting and Carolina Main as DC Fran Lingley return to their respective positions as members of DI Khan’s devoted and diligent cold case investigation team for the new season.
Georgia Mackenzie, who plays pathologist Dr. Leanne Balcombe, Michelle Bonnard, who plays Sunny’s colleague, Sal, and Pippa Nixon, who plays DC Kaz Willets, are all returning to the season.
Where to Watch Unforgotten Season 5 Online?
Unforgotten’s previous seasons are presently available on ITV. The fifth season will also be available via the same OTT platform.