Former EastEnder Tracy-Ann Oberman is joining the BBC1 crime drama, which follows the Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad as they investigate the Met’s cold cases, as a series regular.
Oberman will play Fiona Kennedy, forensic pathologist and partner to Danny Griffin (Nicholas Lyndhurst). She’ll join the drama during the run’s first episode.
“I’m delighted to be a part of the final series for such a well-loved show – especially playing a feisty, smart woman like Fiona. The production has pulled out all the stops to make this a fantastic finale for the fans and the cast and crew are a joy to work with,” said Oberman.
Waterman is the last original cast member following the departures of Alun Armstrong, James Bolan and Amanda Redman between 2012 and 2013. New stars Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicholas Lyndhurst joined the show’s 10th series while Denis Lawson appeared for the first time in 2012.
“We can’t wait to see the new crew in action come Autumn,” added Polly Hill, BBC Head of Independent Drama.
Filming for the 12th series is currently underway.
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