ITV have given the go-ahead for a third series of the crime drama Whitechapel, starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Phil Davis. The show will return next year with a six-episode series after achieving impressive viewing figures with its second run.
According to ITV, the new stories will âpeel back the layers of some of the East Endâs most gruesome history,â?
âMurder in the tunnels under Whitechapel, body-snatching, poisoning and grisly discoveries are amongst the tales to be told as the East End again provides fertile ground.â?
Director of drama at ITV, Laura Mackie, said: âWhitechapel is a striking and distinctive crime drama that has struck a real chord with the ITV1 audience. The longer run will allow us to tell an even richer range of stories from the Whitechapel area.â?