"Whitechapel has been a successful drama commission since first broadcasting in 2009. The commissioning team continue to refresh the channel’s drama portfolio, hence the decision not to commission beyond the fourth series - ITV"
TRANSLATION: While Whitechapel has been a successful drama commission since 2009, we’re succumbing to popular commercial-crap hungry public demand for vapid, superficial romcoms. Hence we have run out of space to fit in remaining quality drama even for a proper finish, and had to dropkick it out and treat it with so little respect nevermind its popularity AROUND THE WORLD that brought international recognition for our network and encouraged viewers to check out more crime drama under our wing such as Endeavour and the likes. (via fandomology)