The release date for Suspects series 5 — August 03, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Suspects Series 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Channel 5 has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for August 03, 2016.
Series info, plot and cast
Suspects is an unscripted British police procedural TV series airing on Channel 5 since the original release date on February 12, 2014. It is currently in its fourth series, which premiered on November 24, 2015. The series is produced by Newman Street.
The series follows three London detectives DS Jack Weston (Damien Molony), DC Charlie Steele (Clare-Hope Ashley) and DI Martha Bellamy (Fay Ripley) as they investigate a wide variety of crimes. The crimes are solved in a documentary style, and the actors don`t actually have a script. The basic structure of the plot is described to them, and they take it into their own hands with improvisation of dialogue and emotional reactions. The main cast went through a several week long police workshop with a retired officer in order to prepare for the filming, and learned many important aspects of police work, such as interviewing techniques, terminology and other general and technical aspects that might not be widely known to the public.
Reviews and chances of renewal
The series has received mixed reviews from both the critics and the viewers Many seem to agree that the acting is not up to par, and that perhaps an actual script would have done the series some good. The documentary quality is successfully achieved by the shaky camera, but at the expense of dialogue quality. However, the nice breakaway from the formulaic police procedural drama is definitely appealing to many viewers, as it has proven to be one of Channel 5`s more successful original series with a relatively large audience. It seems that the scale is tipping to the side of renewal, but we still have to wait for an official statement from Channel 5 announcing either a renewal or a cancellation.
UPDATED April 13, 2016: Suspects, the unusual improvisational crime drama without a script, but with a detailed storyline for the actors to follow, is set come back to the small screen for its fifth series later on in 2016. There are some serious cast changes, with Fay Ripley retiring from the show due to another filming commitment. This means that her character, DI Martha Bellamy will make an exit, turning up shot to death, during the upcoming series` very first episode. A whole new trio of detectives will appear in order to investigate her death – DCI Drummond (Cucumber`s James Murray), TDC Gary Roscoe (Perry Fitzpatrick from This is England) and DS Alisha Brooks (Lenora Crichlow). Stay tuned for the upcoming series, which will introduce a running narrative hinted to be a bombshell right from the start. Sign up for our automatic updates and receive information regarding the release date of Suspect`s fifth series via e-mail.
UPDATED July 14, 2016: A shocking twist has been revealed in the brand new trailer released by Channel 5 in the wake of the approaching premiere of Suspects series 5, which is set to be broadcast in the summer of 2016. DI Martha Bellamys body is discovered by her colleagues, and her murder is investigated by Jack and Charlie with the assistance from three new cops. The newly introduced characters are DCI Drummond (James Muray), TDC Gary Roscoe (Perry Fitzpatrick) and DS Alisha Brooks (Lenora Crichlow). Stay tuned for a release date of the semi-improvised police drama series` fifth series.
UPDATED August 1, 2016: The upcoming fifth series of Suspects, Channel 5’s experimental unscripted police procedural is almost here. The show is scheduled to air on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 with two back-to-back episodes at 10 and 11pm. Di Martha Bellamy is out of the game, a victim of a shocking murder, while three new officers are introduced, played by James Murray, Perry Fitzpatrick and Lenora Crichlow. The dynamics will inevitably be changing since the investigating team has new members who have to settle in and find their place in the group. Tune in and enjoy the compelling series!