Thursday, February 13, 2020


Well this really is good news. The BBC reports that Shetland starring Douglas Henshall will return for two more seasons.

Based on the novels of Ann Cleeves, series six and seven will be filmed in 2020 and 2021, for six hour-long episodes in each.

Shetland - starring Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez - debuted on BBC One back in 2013.
Gaynor Holmes, commissioning editor for BBC Drama in Scotland, said: "We are really proud of Shetland."
She explained: "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."

Since the series first aired, thousands of tourists - many from cruise ships - have headed to Shetland, inspired by the drama.

VisitScotland in Shetland last year said the Shetland TV series and books had been an "amazing success" for the islands.

Congrats to Ann Cleeves and the BBC! Looking forward to the new shows!


Jerri said...

Hooray.....I can't wait!

martha said...

Great news! My very favorite show, along with Vera (also based on Cleeves's books)

The Passing Tramp said...

Good-oh. This is the only mystery series I'm regularly watching these days.

Priscilla said...

I have really been enjoying these. Yay!

Ana said...

OH BOY! I binged the latest season in 3 night. I love this show.My favorite character? Tosh! She's a cool girl. I want to be as smart and brave.