SHETLAND star Douglas Henshall has given fans an update on the future of the BBC One crime series after filming ended for the sixth season.
Shetland returned in October for the sixth season of the BBC One crime thriller series and left fans fuelled with excitement. As filming for the season drew to a close Douglas Henshall, who plays main character Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, took to his Twitter account and delighted fans with the news of a season seven. Announcing the end of filming season six, Douglas took to Twitter and wrote We are wrapped on Shetland. Production now moves to Glasgow for the rest of season seven. As ever, thank you to the people here for your help support and patience we couldn’t do it without shetland.Fans quickly flooded Douglas’s tweet with replies expressing their excitement about the upcoming season seven. We’re all impatient and excited to which replied I can concur this is EXACTLY the feelings in our household.
MaybeeitsMeee commented Can’t wait for this one it’s gonna be a great loss when it ends I’ve spent many blissful hours watching Shetland.Huge thanks to everyone for their part in making this drama possible, not forgetting the wonderful Shetlanders and the class act that is Perez thank you, Rewatching from the very beginning in preparation for the new series Cant wait. Hacked Off Stu echoed Can’t wait Douglas brilliant series, great characters and top television drama.
The sixth season was originally supposed to air in 2020 and was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Shetland Times reported seasons six and seven were being filmed back to back. Fans will have to keep watching to see what secrets DI Jimmy Perez uncovers from Shetlands past and how we will deal with his own traumas. The six part crime thriller returned to viewers screens after a two year hiatus with Perez facing personal tragedy along with a tricky murder to solve. The drama’s fifth series ended on a bombshell when Jimmy discovered that Alice the woman he had fallen in love with, was behind the human trafficking ring. In the latest series, as episode one aired last week October 20 Jimmy investigates the murder of a prominent local figure. Ahead of last weeks series Douglas once again took to his Twitter account and teased fans on the upcoming episode Things are going to get turned up a notch or two in Shetland tonight. Douglas has recently opened up about his major storyline and revealed why it was an unpleasant experience for him.
Speaking to Scotsman about series six Douglas said Grief if an overarching theme for him, his dad’s suffering from dementia, he’s trying to deal with his dad and do his job and deal with grief. Its never pleasant to go to places like that I mean I know what its like to lose your mum I’ve been through that. Although it was donkeys years ago, and I have to go and visit those places and I don’t find it particularly pleasant. I always feel I’d like to just play people who are a bit less complicated but that came off, at least I hope it did Douglas concluded.