Shetland renewed for two more seasons

Filming for the upcoming sixth series will begin next year.

The BBC has renewed its hit crime-drama Shetland for two more seasons. 

Filming on series 6 and 7 will begin in 2020 and 2021 respectively on locations in and around Scotland and the remote group of islands. 

Each will again consist of six hour-long episodes all written by creator David Kane and Death in Paradise’s Paul Logue. 

Based on Ann Cleeves’s best-selling series of mystery novels, Shetland stars Douglas Henshall as Detective Jimmy Perez who's returns after years away on the mainland to solve a series of grisly murders.

Series regulars Alison O’Donnell as DS Alison MacIntosh and Steve Robertson as DC Sandy Wilson will also be back.

When it debuted back in 2013, each episode dealt with a different case but Shetland has evolved to unravel one case per series.

“I’m so thrilled to be making two more series of Shetland for the BBC, with our wonderful Scottish cast and crew,” said executive producer Kate Bartlett. 

“David Kane creates distinctive and emotionally complex narratives that unfold against the stunning, evocative landscapes of Shetland, with DI Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) at the heart of it all.”

A premiere date for seasons 6 and 7 of Shetland has yet to be announced. 

Source: Geektown

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