Whitechapel: BBC Series Cancelled After Four Seasons

Whitechapel TV show canceledIt sounds like the Whitechapel TV show won’t be back for a fifth season. Lead actor Rupert Penry-Jones, who plays DI Joseph Chandler, broke the news via his Twitter account: “Sorry to be the bearer of bad news everyone but ITV don’t want any more Whitechapel. That’s all folks x.”

A detective drama, Whitechapel airs on BBC America here in the states but the cable channel has yet to announce when or if they will air the fourth season of six episodes. That batch finished airing in the UK on October 9th.

What do you think? Have you watched the Whitechapel TV series? Should BBC America run the final season?

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  1. Marla Jameson says

    Whitechapel is an amazing show! I’ll be furious if they don’t show the complete series, no less cancelling it entirely!

  2. Terry Hill says

    Oh please don’t take them off the air. They can always do different cases. They are such an awesome bunch of guys that click well and Rupert is not only gorgeous his part is crucial to the cast! I hope you will bring them back in some other kinds of series!!!!! Loved the show!

  3. says

    The first time I can remember watching TV was 1963, since then I have studied what makes a great TV series, alas not many but a few of my favorites were cancelled. There is always a formula or pattern to whom gets murdered, to easy to predict. ( I wont give it away) My children hate watching who done it’s with me, because I know in the first 15 minutes who has done it. Whitechapel however is all over the map. I love combining actual murders tied in with who really has done it. This is an amazing show.
    Back in the day they had shows like Thriller, Twilight zone, etc. I believe this would lie in this category. We love to be afraid, and this gives us not only a who done it, but also the hair on the back of your neck stand up drama. I don’t know who the Boob at the BBC decided to axe this, but it was gathering a great following here in the states. as I am sure it did in the UK.

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