The detective duo is headed back to the small screen. ITV had announced season five of its drama Scott & Bailey will be a three-part special.
The series, which began in 2011, follows the professional and personal lives of two female detectives in Manchester.
According to the network, season five will focus “on a single crime story on location in Manchester.” The series return will be both darker and more expansive than previous episodes.
No word on a premiere date yet.
From the official announcement:
With DCI Gill Murray in retirement, ever-ambitious Rachel (Suranne Jones) returns from her Vice secondment fired up and full of new ideas and initiatives. She’s gained valuable experience and really wants to make her mark as she returns to Syndicate 9’s Murder Squad.Exhilarated to step up to the plate, Rachel is exactly who Janet (Lesley Sharp) and the Squad need to move forward with a terrifying and sinister Internet crime investigation of epic scale and unrelenting horror. Using her Vice authorisation, Rachel accesses a disturbing world where people brag about committing murder and lay down the gauntlet for the next victim. A game of ruthless life or death daring develops, as Scott & Bailey investigate multiple killers with horrifying and everlasting consequences. They will be changed forever and the investigation will take a devastating toll on their private, professional and personal lives.”