Newton will play DCI Roz Huntley, who begins series 4 "in the thick of a career-defining case, Operation Trapdoor", according to the official BBC blurb.
Huntley's handling of the case attracts the attention of our old anti-corruption pals at AC-12, and she apparently proves "their most devious opponent yet".
Joining them will be Jason Watkins as Forensic Coordinator Tim Ifield, Lee Ingleby as Nick, husband to Thandie Newton's DCI Huntley, with Royce Pierreson as newcomer Detective Constable Jamie Desford. "We're all looking forward to tormenting the nation" he said in the BBC's official press release.Filming will begin in Belfast in September 2016 for the new six-part series, which will air for the first time on BBC One after the rip-roaring success of series three.Alex Winckler and John Strickland will be on directing duties.Thandie Newton has shared a candid snap of her breastfeeding two-year-old son Booker. And the rest is my choice." Thandie added the hashtag: "#Freedom".The proud mum took was at Latitude Festival in Suffolk over the weekend and stopped for a selfie with her little boy. In the picture, the Mission: Impossible II actress can be seen flashing a small smile as her son feeds.
The 43-year-old star was praised by fans for "normalising breastfeeding" with one writing: "Yes! Thank you for #normalisingbreastfeeding." Another wrote: "SO MUCH LOVE HERE.Thank you for sharing and normalising bfeeding a toddler!" Crash star Thandie also has daughters Ripley, 16 and Nico, 11 with her director and producer husband Ol Parker.Shortly after welcoming Booker the award-winning actress revealed she had given birth to all three children at home.Speaking on America's Today Show, she said: "I had all three babies at home - he was born on the bathroom floor."I'd never been in hospital as a child or as an adult and I associated hospital with being ill.