Whitechapel returns for new series
ITV1 crime drama Whitechapel is returning for a six-part series with viewers set to see more despicable deeds on - and under - the streets of London's East End.
The series, starring Rupert Penry-Jones as young detective Joseph Chandler, will be made up of three stories each set across two episodes.
Previous episodes have seen the police grapple with crimes inspired by Jack the Ripper and the Kray Twins and the new series will see them investigate body-snatching and a series of murders in tunnels under the streets of Whitechapel.
The show, which also stars Phil Davis as detective Ray Miles and Steve Pemberton as Edward Buchan, will be shown next year.
Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle said: "I am delighted we are getting the chance to tell brand new Whitechapel stories but this time as a series. The East End of London is steeped in history, secrets and gore and we now have the opportunity to take Chandler, Miles and Buchan to places darker still. If you thought the Ripper and Krays were scary, just wait."
The original three part serial pulled in more than eight million viewers when it was shown in 2009.