ITV scheduled DCI Banks series 6 premiere date

The release date for DCI Banks series 6 — August 31, 2016

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of DCI Banks Series 6 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. ITV has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for August 31, 2016.

Basic information and storyline

DCI Banks is a British crime drama TV series based on Peter Robinson’s novels titled Inspector Alan Banks. After a two-part pilot premiere on September 27, 2010 which drew in 6.55 million viewers, the series was picked up for a six episode run with series 1 premiering on September 16, 2011 on ITV. DCI Banks series 5 aired March 4, 2015 and has since been renewed for series 6.

The thriller stars Stephen Tompkinson as the tenacious and sometimes stubborn DCI Banks. When a team of policemen answer a call reporting a domestic disturbance, they discover a horrific crime scene that will push Banks to his limits. Filmed in Yorkshire, the series also stars Andrea Lowe, Jack Deam, Caroline Catz, Danny Rahim, and Lorraine Burroughs.

Reviews and renewal

DCI Banks scored a win in the drama category in the regional Royal Television Society Yorkshire Programme Awards in 2013 and has been a favorite with ITV viewers for years. With a solid rating of 7.5 out of 10 on IMDB and an international fanbase, DCI Banks was renewed for series 6, slated for release in Spring 2016. Series 6 episodes will be divided into two-part series with every two episodes sharing one storyline. An official premiere date for season six has not yet been announced.

Latest news

UPDATED August 18, 2016: Mark your calendars, fans of quality British-made police thrillers - on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 9pm DCI Banks is set to return to ITV together with his assistants DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton, and thoroughly investigate more gruesome crimes. The upcoming fifth series is comprised of 6 intense episodes Don’t miss the riveting premiere – please sign up for our automatic updates, and we’ll drop you a reminder one day prior to the premiere of DCI Banks series 6.

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