London: "Scott & Bailey" will soon be making a return to ITV in a special three-parter. The fifth series of the crime drama will see the titular detectives tackling one single case across three episodes for the first time, reported Daily Express.
Suranne Jones and Lesley Sharp will return as the crime-fighting duo, with Bailey (Jones) returning from her Vice secondment and DCI Gill Murray (Amelia Bullmore) in retirement.
The series focuses on a gruesome internet crime investigation, with Bailey entering an online world where users boast about committing murders.
Sally Lindsay - who co-created "Scott & Bailey" with Jones - will also return to the drama as Bailey's sister Alison. Meanwhile, Samantha Manning and Lisa Farrand join the cast as new police advisors.
"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," Jones said.
Filming will begin in September, while ITV will announce broadcast details in the coming months.