Unforgotten Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?

Unforgotten Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?
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Yes, the British crime drama television series will return for another season. Here is everything we know so far about
Unforgotten Season 6.

Are you excited to see what happens next in the sixth season which is created and written by Chris Lang? Then you have reached the right place, as we have compiled all the necessary details about the recently renewed sixth season, which has been greenlit earlier than expected! The renewals come after the first episode of series 5 premiered on ITV in February 2023. 

Moreover, it is not a surprise that the network approved another season as Unforgotten has received critical acclaim from around the world. The current fifth season of Unforgotten has been ITV’s standout drama of the year to date. The first episode alone scored a consolidated 8.4 million viewers, the network’s highest rating of 2023 so far, and the season combined is only slightly behind that of 8.1 million.

Unforgotten Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?

After all this good news, we would also like to highlight that the prospective premiere date for the sixth season has yet to be acknowledged! But, many viewers have assumed it will return for the 2024-25 season on the ITV network. We would like to highlight that this will happen only if the production starts on a proper schedule sometime this year.

Of course, at this point in time, this is just speculation! We’ll have to wait and see when the network will confirm the release date. 

Until there is any formal confirmation, we would suggest that the fans keep a close eye on the social media handles of the network to learn about any new updates and developments. Take a look at the official renewal announcement as shared on the official ITV Twitter handle, quoting, “New Intel Unforgotten will be back with a brand new series.”

Unforgotten Season 6: What can the fans expect to see in the new season?

Unfortunately, as of writing this, no plot details for season six were released, but ITV’s press release noted it would “follow DI Khan and DCI James as they investigate cold cases and unsolved crimes from the past, unraveling secrets and unearthing buried truths along the way.” This makes predicting the exact plotlines difficult and way too early but certainly gives the direction the new season will be taking.

It is inevitable that the new season will deal with a new case, just like the prior five seasons, by introducing seemingly unconnected characters who are gradually revealed to have some relationship with the victim. As the murder mystery unfolds, the emotional ramifications of the crime on the lives of those affected are also explored.

Sanjeev Bhaskar and Sinéad Keenan will be reprising their roles as DI Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan and DCI Jess James. When the season begins filming, more cast announcements will be released. On the other hand, Huw Kennair-Jones will oversee the production on behalf of ITV. The sixth season is confirmed to consist of six episodes with an average runtime of 45 minutes, which will be written by Chris Lang. 

Unforgotten Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?

Unforgotten Season 5: A Quick Recap

The ITV preview revealed that the synopsis of the fifth season states, Determined to make a good first impression with her new colleagues, will Jess be in the right frame of mind to deliver and inspire the team? And inevitably, how will the ghost of her much-loved former colleague Cassie Stuart haunt her? After all, Cassie will have big shoes to fill. 

Does she have the resolve, professionalism, and spirit to live up to her much-admired and respected predecessor? Jess’s first case is the discovery of human remains in a newly renovated period property in Hammersmith, London. But how long have they been there and is this a murder dating back to the 1930s or has the body been disposed of in more recent times?

Unforgotten Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?

Check out the official guide for Unforgotten Season 5 if you don’t want to miss out on the drama and want to be up to date with the plotlines before streaming the upcoming sixth season.

Season 5 Episode 1: When a severed leg is discovered inside a chimney, the team gets to work identifying the victim – meanwhile, Cassie’s replacement has a rocky start with Sunny.

Season 5 Episode 2: The team identifies the body found in the chimney flue as forensics reveal the cause of death was by gunshot. Jess and Sunny visit the victim’s mother to break the devastating news. They find the pair had a tumultuous relationship.

Season 5 Episode 3: The victim’s turbulent past comes to light and leads the team in unexpected directions. While Sunny takes a trip to Paris and Jess drops in on an unsuspecting Lord, the pair continue to butt heads as progress on the case moves slowly.

Season 5 Episode 4: Sunny and Jess’s personal lives go from bad to worse while they struggle to keep focused on the case. Meanwhile, the victim’s mother and son are put under the microscope after holes in their stories come to light.

Season 5 Episode 5: Sunny and Jess get closer to the truth of what happened on the night Precious was murdered, but a shocking discovery turns the case upside down. The suspects must decide if they should keep running or face the truth.

Season 5 Episode 6: When a second victim is linked to the case the team is now confronted with the possibility of a double murder. Jess and Sunny must now decipher which of the suspects is telling the truth so justice can finally be served.

Unforgotten Season 6: Is it renewed or canceled?

The cast members in the fifth season include Ian McElhinney as Lord Anthony Hume, Hayley Mills as Lady Emma Hume, Martina Laird as Ebele Falade, Mark Frost as Dave Adams, Max Rinehart as Karol Wojski, Rhys Yates as Jay (Joseph) Royce, Hebe Beardsall as Cheryl, Andrew Lancel as Steve James, and Mark Oosterveen as Graham Saville. 

Due to our broadcast and content licenses, all 5 seasons of Unforgotten are currently available to stream only on ITVX, which is available in the UK. Viewers outside the region can try to stream the show by using a VPN or downloading shows to watch abroad. On the other hand, it has also been reported by viewers that you might not be able to watch shows if ITVX detects that you might be using a VPN.

Catch up on the all episodes and let us know what you think of Unforgotten being renewed for Season 6 in the comments.