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13th Mar 2024

Netflix has added several seasons of one of the best modern detective shows

Stephen Porzio

The ongoing Bafta-winning show holds a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Netflix has just added the first four seasons of the acclaimed British detective drama series Unforgotten to its library.

The show first debuted in 2015 on ITV and remains ongoing – with a sixth season currently in production.

It follows a team of London detectives led by DCI Cassie Stuart (Nicola Walker) and DI Sunny Khan (Sanjeev Bhaskar) as they solve cold cases of disappearance and murder.

Each of the six-episode seasons deals with a different investigation.

Also featuring amongst its cast throughout its run the likes of Adeel Akhtar, Bill Patterson, Bronagh Waugh, Douglas Hodge, Susan Lynch and Tom Courtenay, Unforgotten holds a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes in its entirety.

Courtenay also won a supporting actor Bafta for his role in the series.

You can read a sample of some positive reviews for the show’s first season right here:

Daily Express (UK): “Unforgotten remains compelling both the police procedural element and the sheer human drama between the suspects and their families.”

Daily Telegraph (UK): “That it never toppled fully into crime drama déjà vu was thanks to the strong, multi-stranded storytelling style of writer Chris Lang, who kept a swarm of supporting characters buzzing around on the sidelines.”

The Guardian: “What really impressed me was the discipline in the writing. Every action, every plot development and revelation felt organic, emerging inevitably from character and circumstance, not laziness or expedience.”

NPR: “In Unforgotten, you get a more measured look at people — one that’s more balanced and more varied. Its bleakness is tempered by hope.”

Unforgotten’s first four seasons are available for streaming on Netflix right now in Ireland and the UK. US readers can check out seasons 1-4 on Prime Video.

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