In the fifth season, Nicola Walker is replaced by a woman who annoyed creator Chris Lang.
The good news is that Chris has already started work on the highly anticipated fifth round of the ITV crime thriller.
And he’s confirmed that Nicola Walker’s character – Cassie Stuart – will be replaced with someone brand new and feminine.
What will happen in Season 5 of Unforgotten?
By the end of series four, viewers were stunned and heartbroken when Cassie died after being involved in a car accident.
Now Chris has let fans know where he is with the next series.
To speak to Radio timeshe said, “I certainly started designing the character, yes.
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“I’m working at the moment. And yes, I had [the] The script was commissioned before the fourth season was broadcast. “
He went on to say that he has a “pretty good” idea of who the new character will be and what “their” story will be.
This confirms that the new character will be a woman.
“It’s a new character, yes,” he said. “It is not part of the existing team, although they will stay.”
A mutual decision
Chris also announced that he and Nicola had already discussed their exit in the third series.
He said the turn of the shock plot between himself and the actress was decided, and both agreed that their story “should end at the end of the fourth series.”
Chris also slammed the door for future Nicola (and Cassie) appearances on future series.
“You have to be brave,” said Chris.
Who are the favorites to replace Nicola?
After the stunning fourth series finale, the bookmakers gave out odds on who they thought the favorites were to replace Nicola on the show.
Eve Myles, the star of Faith, was the 3/1 favorite at the time.
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Other names on the list included current Doctor Who actress Jodie Whittaker, former Emmerdale and Line of Duty star Sian Reese-Williams, Suranne Jones and Katherine Kelly.
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