ITV has recommissioned the Rupert Penry-Jones drama Whitechapel for a second, three-part run.
The first series of the drama, which also stars Phil Davis and Steve Pemberton, focussed on a copycat killer following in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper. The second series deals looks at the brutality of the Krays and the the faded glamour of the East End during their reign.
Penry-Jones, Davis and Pemberton all return to their characters of Chandler, Miles and Buchan with pathos and black humour remaining key to Whitechapel II. Copycat murders, maiming and torture will trigger intense emotions and DI Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones) will be given an even greater run for his money than first time round. This time it is personal.
Announcing the show’s return ITV’s Director of Drama Commissioning, Laura Mackie commented: “Whitechapel II will be as audacious and as compelling as the first series strengthened by further character development and very real personal jeopardy. We’re delighted to be commissioning more episodes following the success of Whitechapel I.”