Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar are to star in a six part crime drama for ITV.
Unforgotten revolves around a ‘cold’ murder case of 39 years ago, when the remains of a young man are found beneath the footings of a demolished house. An investigation ensues impacting upon the lives of four people who have been anticipating this moment for nearly forty years, as they discover that the past can’t, and won’t, stay buried for ever.
Walker and Bhaskar will play the lead roles of DCI Cassie Stuart and DS Sunil ‘Sunny’ Khan, the modern day police team who gradually unravel deep-rooted and long-forgotten secrets, with repercussions for their investigation and four potential suspects – Father Robert Greaves (Bernard Hill), Sir ‘Frank’ Philip Cross (Trevor Eve), Lizzie Wilton (Ruth Sheen), and Eric Slater (Tom Courtenay). Also portraying roles will be Gemma Jones, Brian Bovell, Cherie Lunghi, Hannah Gordon, Claire Goose, Tamzin Malleson, Peter Egan and Frances Tomelty.
“Unforgotten asks difficult questions about our changing society, about how well families ever really know one another, and whether justice can ever be too cold to serve.” – ITV
The drama will be set in different corners of the country, from the outer London suburbs, to the Essex coast, Westminster and the Fens. With each of the characters’ stories running parallel, the multi-stranded narrative weaves suspicion and curiosity, connecting each of the principle characters.
Devised and written by Chris Lang, Unforgotten will begin filming in Mid March for twelve weeks with Mainstreet Pictures fulfilling production duties. BBC Worldwide will oversee the rights to the series in other territories.