The hit BBC Scotland drama sees Douglas Henshall star as Detective Inspector Jim Pérez.
Many TV viewers have become fans of the BBC murder-mystery series Shetland since its debut in 2013.The show has captured the imagination of audiences in Scotland and around the world with its character-driven narratives based initially on Ann Cleeves’ celebrated novels set to the hauntingly beautiful backdrop of the northernmost part of the United Kingdom.
Douglas Henshall has starred as Detective Inspector Jim Pérez since the show’s first two part series.Other notable cast members have included Alison O’Donnell Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar as well as Julie Graham, Lewis Howden, Erin Armstrong, Anne Kidd and Stewart Porter.Gaynor Holmes, commissioning editor for BBC Drama Scotland, said of the show We are really proud of Shetland.The crime series led by DI Perez and his team has proved hugely popular with audiences both in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.Douglas Henshall tweeted Thank you so much for all the wonderful reactions to season 6 of Shetland. You’re a lovely bunch of folk who watch our show. Thank you for sticking with us over the years it really is much appreciated Shetland. However, with series six now concluding, many fans are now wondering whether they can expect another season of the Scottish crime drama
Will there be a Shetland series 7
Eagle eyed viewers may have noticed that the BBC announced that there would be a seventh series of Shetland at the same time as they revealed season six, telling us that series six and seven will film in 2020 and 2021 in locations on The Shetland Isles and around Scotland and will again feature six hour long episodes each.Series seven will again be written and created by David Kane who has written every episode of the drama since its beginning.Douglas Henshall recently revealed that filming on the Shetland Islands had concluded.He tweeted We are wrapped on Shetland. Production now moves to Glasgow for the rest of season 7. As ever thank you to the people here for your help, support, and patience we couldn’t do it without you Shetland.
When will Shetland series 7 be on TV
While no specifics are confirmed, it is believed that Shetland series seven will premiere on BBC One sometime in 2022.