BBC One has commissioned two more series of its murder-mystery drama Shetland and has confirmed that star Douglas Henshall will be reprising his role as DI Jimmy Perez alongside series regulars Alison O’Donnell and Steven Robertson.
Adapted from Ann Cleeves’ novels, Shetland is made by Silverprint Pictures for BBC One and is a regular ratings winner for the channel.
Series six and seven will each be comprised of six hour-long episodes and will film in 2020 and 2021 in locations on The Shetland Isles and around Scotland. Series creator David Kane and Paul Logue will be writing the episodes.
Gaynor Holmes, Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama, Scotland, says: “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. BBC One viewers are set for an unmissable series from David Kane when it returns next year.”
Kate Bartlett, Executive Producer, Silverprint Pictures, says: “I’m so thrilled to be making two more series of Shetland for the BBC, with our wonderful Scottish cast and crew.
“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.”