Cast announced as ITV’s Unforgotten Series 2 begins filming

Mark Bonnar, Rosie Cavaliero join Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

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ITV has unveiled cast additions for the second series of critically acclaimed drama Unforgotten, as filming begins later this month.

The six-part crime drama, from creator, writer and executive producer Chris Lang, will see Nicola Walker and Sanjeev Bhaskar reprise their lead roles as detectives Cassie and Sunny to investigate a brand new historical case. The story will explore the ongoing theme: when exactly does a good person start becoming defined by society as a bad person?!

Nicola and Sanjeev will be joined by Mark Bonnar (Shetland, Catastrophe) Rosie Cavaliero (Prey, Hunderby), Lorraine Ashbourne (Jericho, The Interceptor), Badria Timimi (EastEnders, DCI Banks) Charlie Condou (You, Me and the Apocalypse, Coronation Street), Holly Aird (Page Eight, The Promise), Nigel Lindsay (You, Me and the Apocalypse, Foyle’s War), Peter Egan (Downton Abbey, Grantchester) and Wendy Craig (Death in Paradise, Doctors).

Jassa Ahluwalia (Peaky Blinders, Legends) will also return as Cassie’s son Adam, alongside Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife, Jupiter Ascending) and Will Brown (Bystander, Call the Midwife).

Unforgotten series 2 begins with the discovery of the perfectly preserved remains of a middle aged man found in a sealed suitcase in the silt of the River Lea in northeast London.  As Cassie and Sunny begin the complicated task of trying to identify the victim, we will meet four unconnected people who we suspect are linked in some way to the victim.

The dead man turns out to be David Walker who disappeared in 1990 and left behind a wife, who has since remarried, and her son who is now in his early 30s.

As the investigation progresses, we’re introduced to Brighton based lawyer Colin Osborne, paediatric nurse Marion Kelly, school teacher Sara Hamoud and DI Tessa Nixon, the victim’s wife, a respected police officer months away from retirement.

Unforgotten is made by Mainstreet Pictures and directed by Andy Wilson (Ripper Street, Endeavour).

Sally Haynes on behalf of producers Mainstreet Pictures, said: “We were delighted at the response to Unforgotten and it’s fantastic to be bringing back Cassie and Sunny to investigate a different historical murder.  As with the first series Chris has written a complex, emotional and surprising story that challenges our heroes as they uncover long hidden secrets in the lives of the suspects”.

Chris Lang said:  “I am so excited to be making a second season of Unforgotten. Once again we have managed to assemble a jaw dropping cast, alongside a hugely talented production team, and I cannot wait to see the stories I have created, start to come to life on screen.”