Dark detective drama Whitechapel is set to return for a fourth series.
The show follows London based detectives as they try and solve murders that replicate historical crimes. The first series, which aired in 2009, focused on Jack the Ripper-style murders.
Six new hour-long episodes of the drama, which stars Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton, have been commissioned by ITV and are expected to be filmed later this year. No airdate has been announced.
Pemberton, who has co-written and appeared in The League of Gentlemen, Benidorm and Psychoville, has also been commissioned to write one of the episodes.
Executive Producer, Sally Woodward Gentle says: “I’m thrilled that the audience enjoyed our new formatted triple dose of Whitechapel as much as we enjoyed making them. Ben and Caroline’s stories get richer the more they delve into the dark history of Whitechapel and with the brilliant, inventive mind of Steve Pemberton behind one of the stories, Whitechapel promises to reach new thrilling depths.”
Laura Mackie, ITV’s Director of Drama, added: “The first full series of Whitechapel was a huge hit with the ITV audience with its unique take on the crime genre and the brilliantly original combination of Chandler, Miles and Buchan. I’m so pleased that they’re coming back to solve more historically inspired crimes.”