The season 4 finale of Unforgotten had been hard on the fans. The DCI Cassie Stuart played by Nicola Walker tragically died and fans thought that the show lost an integral element.
But the Unforgotten Season 5 is on the way and this time, Sinead Keenan will be the new actress who will join DI Sunny Khan for the upcoming journey. Khan got candid during the interview with RadioTimes.com and he had disclosed a lot during his conversation. As thrilling and shocking as it can get, the fans are hopeful that something interesting is on the way.
Unforgotten Season 5 Release Date
Of course, the show has been renewed for season 5 but the official dates are still not live. The show airs on ITV and for season 5 as well, the channel will allocate screen time. The show first started airing in 2015 and then, there was no setback until the pandemic happened. There has been a considerable pause due to the covid-19 pandemic.
As a matter of fact, a gap of two and half years was there between season 3 and season 4. After all the things were sorted, season 5 is ready for release in 2022. As the show has been following a pattern, we believe that it will premiere sometime around September or October 2022.
The Writer’s Take on Unforgotten Season 5
Back in July 2021, the creator of the show, Chris Lang announced to the fans that he is currently writing the script for the Unforgotten season 5, and guess what, there might be a new character he hinted about. He mentioned something about Faith, and we think this might be a replacement.
On the other hand, ITV broadcaster appreciated Nicola Walker’s work in a tweet and said, “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.”
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Even Sanjeev Bhaskar, another writer for the show has stated that he is “delighted” for getting recommissioned for writing for season 5 and took to Twitter to write, “I’ll continue to watch and learn from #NicolaWalker as I’ve done these past five years, glowing with pride as my friend excels in everything she does. She’s a personal and national treasure.”
So, it is 100% confirmed that season 5 is very much happening.
Unforgotten Season 5 Plot
Season 4 saw a lot of murders. Fans got to know that Dean Barton was the one who was the prime murderer of Matthew Walsh. He killed him after slamming his head on a short brick wall.
Since then, he had been trying to escape the murder. But the most heartbreaking scene was when DCI Cassie died due to the serious brain damage that happened during the car crash. Fans literally broke down in tears.
Thus, season 5 will be intense on the fans as we had to bid farewell to one of the favorites of the cast. But still, the show must continue. Unforgotten Season 5 will start with DCI Jess having her first day at her new job.
It’s hard to fill in the gaps after the sudden death of Cassie Stuart. She will be given her first case where she had to deal with identifying the human remains found at the property in Hammersmith London.
But what’s the actual date of murder? Is it an act of the 1930s or a more recent one? She had to work hard to find it out. But what else is there for season 5? You just have to wait a little more to find out.
Unforgotten Season 5 Cast
To start with, DI Sunny ‘Sunil’ Khan played by actor Sanjeev Chaska will be there. We already informed you about the replacement of DCI Stuart with DCI Jessica James and Sinead Keenan will play this role.
We will also have J Carolina Main (DS Fran Lingley), Jordan Long (DS Murray Boulting), Pippa Nixon (DC Karen Willetts), Lewis Reeves (DC Jake Collier), and Georgia Mackenzie (Dr. Leanne Balcombe) return for season 5.
However, we do not know if Cassie’s dad Martin (Peter Egan), along with her son Adam (Jassa Ahluwalia) as well as partner John (Alastair Mackenzie) will return or not after her death. Hopefully, they will be seen for providing more clarification. And hopefully, there will not many new cast members this season.
Unforgotten Season 5 is hopefully not the final season for the series because there has been no news regarding that. But whatever it is, we are surely going to be witnessing another historic season with Unforgotten Season 5? Do you want to happen it sooner already?