Shetland, a popular Scottish crime drama series based on the novels of Ann Cleaves, who is also the creator of the show. The Television series made its debut on March 10, 2013, on its original network, BBC One. The production company involved in the making of this series is ITV Studios for BBC Scotland, along with Joris Brouwers, David Fisher, Melanie Viner-Cuneo, and Simon Starling, as the editors of this show.
The executive producers of the series are Elaine Collins, Christopher Aird, and Kate Bartlett, whereas the producers are Peter Gallagher, Sue de Beauvoir, and Eric Coulter. The show is one of the famed Scottish series worldwide and has made a massive success in its seven years of existence.
The country origin of Shetland in Scotland, and the series is developed in various languages like English, Scots, and Shetland dialect, originally in Scots. The show is also popularly known for the depiction of several places in the episodes, which is due to the various shooting locations involved in the making of this series, like the Shetland Islands, Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire, Barrhead, North Ayrshire, etc. The writer of the series is David Kane, who has remained the chief presenter of this show for all its seasons.
The series consists of 5 commendable seasons till now comprising of 26 episodes in total. The first season of the set consisted of only two episodes, whereas the rest of the four seasons comprise of 6 episodes each, with a running time of 60 minutes. The show usually launches its new seasons in January/February/March, with a gap of either one of two years between its past and upcoming part.
The latest season of Shetland aired on its original network on February 12, 2019, and its completion took place on March 19 of the same year. After the broadcast of the latest season of this mind-blowing series, the only popular question asked by the fans was, When will the sixth season of Shetland come?
To bring clarity to such questions, several months after the completion of the fifth and latest season of Shetland, it was announced on December 2, 2019, by the first network of the show, BBC, that the series will not be ending soon. It was also mentioned that this Scottish crime drama series.
Shetland will have two more seasons, one of which will be airing in 2020 and the other in 2021. There haven’t been any more updates on the exact release dates of the coming seasons. However, it is expected that the sixth season will be releasing in late 2020. The news on the coming of 2 more seasons surely boosted the fans’ enthusiasm. However, the fact that the show will be ending in 2021 was also a matter of sadness for the admirers of the show.
Season 6: Cast Members
Starring Douglas Henshall playing the role of a detective inspector, Jimmy Perez, Alison O’Donnell as Alison “Tosh” MacIntosh, a detective sergeant, Steven Robertson portraying a detective constable, Sandy Wilson, Lewis Howden is playing the role of Billy McCabe, police sergeant, Julie Graham as procurator fiscal, Rhona Kelly, Erin Armstrong as Cassie, Jimmy’s stepdaughter and Mark Bonnar playing the role of Duncan Hunter.
Cassie’s biological father, these are the major characters and cast members depicted in the show. The show has other frequently spotted cast members too, like Anne Kidd playing the role of Cora McLean, forensic pathologist, Stewart Porter as Billy McBride, a police sergeant who is just temporarily replacing Lewis Howden, etc. This crime drama Scottish series has very popular cast members, and the upcoming part of this show is much awaited by the fans.
Shetland: Plot of the show
The show being a crime genre revolves around a storyline holding a crime, action, and drama script. The plot of this series revolves around Jimmy Perez working for the Shetland Police department and his team of detectives depicted working on various crime cases happening in the Shetland Islands.
There isn’t an underlying story which the show follows as there is a new crime scene depicted in each episode, around which centres the outline of the plot of that episode. All episodes are immensely liked by the admirers of the show, and the upcoming season is too expected to be amazing as the past ones.