ITV’s Whitechapel Season 4 starts tonight. After lacklustre reviews during the first series in 2009, the producers and writers got together and beefed it up. The show got better reviews the second season and escalated into a mature and very popular show in the third series. Executive producer Sally Woodward Gentle has teased that the fourth series will “reach new thrilling depths.”
ITV’s Whitechapel, stars Rupert Penry-Jones and Phil Davis, detectives in London’s Whitechapel district who deal with murders which replicate historical crimes. Joined by Steve Pemberton, the popular drama returns to ITV this Wednesday at 9pm with six new episodes, told in three two-part stories. Personally, I have to admit that it really took me bit to get into Whitechapel. Once I got past series one with the yet another Jack the Ripper copycat murder investigation storyline, I found the series to be brilliant and really come in two its own with excellent writing and superb performances by Penry Jones, Davis and The League of Gentlemen member and Psychoville co-creator (with Reece Shearsmith), Steve Pemberton.
Produced by Carnival Films, who also produce that little series we call Downton Abbey, Whitechapel debuted in 2009 dramatizing the search for a modern copycat killer replicating the murders of Jack the Ripper. The second series, dealt with copycat Kray Brothers who were English gangsters and the foremost perpetrators of organized crime in the East End of London during the 1950s and 1960s. Deviating a bit from its original format, series 3 still dealt with copycat crimes from some 200+ years prior but featured three separate stories.
For a preview of Whitechapel Season 4, click the link above for the video. Whitechapel is an excellent crime drama featuring Rupert Penry-Hnes and Phil Davis. As they investigate replicas of historical crimes, we’ll be taken through a series of dramatic episodes unlike any in the history of the show. Be sure to tune in so you don’t miss a thing.