ITV has ordered a fourth series of Whitechapel, the London-set Gothic crime thriller, to air in 2013. Whitechapel was originally ordered as two serials but its success led to it being extended into a 6 x 60’ format for the third series. The fourth series will follow the transmission template of the third series, with three two-episode stories.
Whitechapel was created by Ben Court and Caroline Ip and is produced by Carnival Films. Sally Woodward Gentle will executive produce the new series, while Patrick Schweitzer will produce. Steve Pemberton (who plays ‘Buchan’ in the series) will, this year, join the writing team.