Popular Suranne Jones crime drama Scott & Bailey is tor return for a standalone, three-part special featuring a single crime story.

The three-part format will allow the story to unfold with scale and ambition as Scott & Bailey tackle one of the biggest and darkest cases they have ever had to face.

Suranne said: “I’m very excited to be returning to the series as Rachel Bailey and this time to be working alongside Nicola Shindler as an executive producer.”

Nicola, Red Production Company founder, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Scott & Bailey with an investigation that will have everlasting consequences for the characters. This series is more ambitious and sinister than ever before and the concept of a three-part story allows us the opportunity to tackle a story of epic scale and ambition.”

Both Suranne and Lesley Sharp return to the roles of the unflappable Scott and her hotheaded partner DS Bailey, the crime-solving duo who have been together for popular series since its launch on ITV in 2011.


The three-part drama sees the return of Rachel to Syndicate 9’s Murder Squad, joining Janet (Lesley Sharp) and the squad in 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 consequences. They will be changed forever and the investigation will take a devastating toll on their private, professional and personal lives.

There’s no broadcast date for the new series of Scott & Bailey.