Whitechapel axed, confirms star Rupert Penry-Jones

ITV police drama Whitechapel is no more, according to the show’s star Rupert Penry-Jones.

The actor – who plays DI Joseph Chandler in show – revealed the news to his followers on Twitter, telling them: “That’s all folks.”

He added: “Sorry to be the bearer of bad news everyone but ITV don’t want any more Whitechapel. No not joking I am afraid.”

However he promised fans he would soon be back for another series of BBC One drama Silk – as well as promising he had ‘something amazing’ in the pipeline.

The actor also said: “For those who are sad about the end of Whitechapel you can always let @ITV know ;( “

The series, set in London’s East End, ran for four series from 2009-2013 and had in the past pulled in around 8m viewers – but more recently had halved its audience.

Its most recent series was aired this autumn.



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