‘Unforgotten’ future confirmed: Is Season 6 happening?

ITV has revealed if Unforgotten will be back – and it’s good news.

Before anyone points it out, we are aware this isn’t a period drama, but we know it’s always a popular show with our readers!

Unforgotten first aired in 2015 and has become one of ITV’s biggest crime series.

A fifth season premiered in the UK in February, becoming with Number 1 program of the year so far on ITVX and hitting an incredible 8.4 million viewers.

It’s no big surprise then to report that ITV has officially confirmed the commission of a sixth season of Unforgotten.

The announcement was made via a fun little video from Sanjeev Bhaskar, who plays detective Sunil Khan in the show.

Watch the actor finally reveal what’s in Sunny’s backpack here:

Season 5 concluded on ITV1 earlier this week, having introduced a brand new partner for Sunny.

Best known for her roles in Being Human and Derry Girls, Irish actress Sinéad Keenan joined the cast this year as DCI Jess James.

Her arrival follows the heartbreaking departure of the much-loved Cassie, played by Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax), at the end of the fourth season – no, we’re still not over it either!

Keenan and Sanjeev Bhaskar will both be returning in Season 6.

The new six-part story will follow DI Khan and DCI James “as they investigate cold cases and unsolved crimes from the past, unravelling secrets and unearthing buried truths along the way.”

We’re promised “an exciting new partnership for fans to look forward to” following the pair’s initially difficult relationship.

When’s the release date?

Season 6 is expected to air on ITV1 and on the ITVX streaming service in 2024.

The full cast will be revealed closer to the start of filming later this year.

Unforgotten creator Chris Lang (The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe) is returning to write all six episodes, having written every episode so far.

The series is shown in over 210 territories around the world, and Season 5 is set to premiere in the US later in 2023 as part of their Masterpiece Mystery strand on Sunday nights.

Unforgotten is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.