Unforgotten Season 4 comes to MASTERPIECE on PBS Sunday, July 11 with its most powerful and startling new episodes yet. Find out where we left off, what’s ahead in the new season, the Season 4 cast and more. Plus, learn where you can watch Season 4, and how to catch up on previous seasons. <snip>
The dramatic end of Season 3 saw Cassie facing a starkly different reality, and left viewers wondering what could possibly be next. “When we left Cassie at the end of Season 3, she’d felt it necessary to stop [working],” says Nicola Walker about her starring role as DCI Stuart. The investigation of a teenage girl gone missing outside London on New Year’s Eve twenty years earlier “took a huge emotional toll on her. …She definitely had what would be loosely termed ‘a breakdown’.”
On the home front, Cassie found solace in a new relationship, while also facing difficult times with a grown son who had moved back in and with her father’s early dementia. “The kind of work that Cassie and Sunny do had pretty much caught up with [her] emotionally,” says co-star Sanjeev Bhaskar, who plays DC Sunny Kahn. “She has kind of opted out of the [police] system for her own good, really. And we realized that Sunny is perhaps better at compartmentalizing his emotions about these cases than she is.”
Watch our Where We Left Off video for more as the Unforgotten stars reflect on Season 3 and their characters.
As before, the new season of Unforgotten will delve into the shocking and intricate fallout of a historic murder case. But there is much more than an ordinary police procedural at play. “At heart, [this isn’t] a detective show, or a thriller, or a whodunit, but just a show about people,” says series creator, writer and executive producer Chris Lang. “Flawed, ordinary people …who have, like all of us made mistakes. Most [coming] from a place of weakness and selfishness and damage rather than pure evil.”