‘Whitechapel’ series 4 begins Principal Photography!
ITV crime drama ‘Whitechapel’ has begun Principal Photography today on fourth 6 x 60” series starring Rupert Penry-Jones, Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton.
Written by Ben Court, Caroline Ip and actor Steve Pemberton, the new series will touch on historical precedents such as witchcraft, cold war espionage, ghoulish Victorian surgeons, cryptozoology and hidden horrors in the East End’s underground tunnels. The history of Whitechapel as a centre of evil comes to the fore. The world remains a shadowy, Gothic place, infused with history, dripping with the blood of the past.
Executive Producer, Sally Woodward Gentle says: “I’m delighted that the audience enjoyed our new formatted triple dose of Whitechapel as much as we enjoyed making them. Ben and Caroline’s stories get richer the more they delve into the dark history of Whitechapel and with the brilliant, inventive mind of Steve Pemberton behind one of the stories, Whitechapel promises to take us into even darker, more thrilling territory.”Chandler, Miles and the team investigate a series of bizarre and macabre murders that set them on edge. A darkness pervades their cases; something unsettling, something that lurks in the shadows that makes you not want to turn out the lights. Buchan is challenged to use his extraordinary resource of archive material to find historical precedents. Can he give the team the edge over a series of ruthless and cunning adversaries?
Producer, Patrick Schweitzer says; “I am delighted to join the team and we are excited to have Chandler, Miles, Buchan and the gang return to their investigative work to tackle the deliciously dark world of Whitechapel. In our new series Whitechapel reveals a more sinister and chilling propensity for crime that is set to test our teams resourcefulness and inner strength more than ever before.”
Made by Carnival Films, the new series is produced by Patrick Schweitzer and executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle. Jon East, (The Last Weekend, Whitechapel) will direct two of the stories.
The ITV series achieved an average of 7 million viewers (24% share) for series 3 which aired in January 2012.