Sanjeev Bhaskar: Unforgotten season two will shoot in summer

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 January 2016
Sanjeev Bhaskar

Sanjeev Bhaskar

Sanjeev Bhaskar has confirmed shooting for the second season of 'Unforgotten' will begin this summer and is currently being written

Sanjeev Bhaskar has confirmed the second series of 'Unforgotten' will start shooting this summer.

The 52-year-old actor - who plays the lead role of Detective Inspector Sunil 'Sunny' Khan in the ITV drama - has revealed the next set of episodes is currently being penned by scriptwriter Chris Lang and is scheduled for air later this year.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: "We are doing series two of 'Unforgotten'. The scripts are being written at the moment. We will shoot in the summer."

And the funnyman is counting down the days until he can reprise his role in the drama as he couldn't believe how much of a hit it was with viewers when it first hit screens last October.

He explained: "The one thing that was interesting about 'Unforgotten' was that I hadn't really done a prime-time drama series before, so that felt like new territory and it was well-received."

Meanwhile, although he currently has his hands tied up with preparing for the next series of the crime drama, Sanjeev is keen to return to his comedy show 'The Kumars at No. 42', which ended in 2006, in the near future but is yet to have discussions with potential producers.

Speaking of a reunion for the well-loved family, Sanjeev - who is married to his on-screen Grandmother Meera Syal - said: "I'd love to do more. Luckily I live with the grandmother so we'd be available. No plans at the moment, but we'd love to do more."

Meanwhile, the comedian has been personally chosen by Prince Charles to host the British Asian Trust, of which he's ambassador, to host the third annual Gala on February 2.

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