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The BBC has commissioned two more seasons of Shetland, and we’ve confirmed that both will stream in the States on BritBox.

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Shetland: Douglas Henshall as DI Jimmy Perez — Photo by Mark Mainz © ITV Studios

Based on the “Shetland Island Mysteries” series of crime novels by award-winning author Ann Cleeves, the acclaimed mystery-crime drama series Shetland will return to telly on both sides of the pond over the next couple years.

Douglas Henshall, who won the 2016 BAFTA Scotland award for Best Actor – Television for his portrayal of DI Jimmy Perez, will reprise his role, as will series regulars Alison O’Donnell and Steven Robertson as DS Alison “Tosh” McIntosh and DC Sandy Wilson, respectively.

Seasons 6 and 7 will feature six hour-long episodes each, to be written and created by David Kane (Stonemouth, The Field Of Blood), who originated the first season of Shetland and has written on every subsequent one. Paul Logue (Vera, Death In Paradise) will also write on both new seasons, and Louise Say (Les Misérables, Dracula) will produce them.

Set against the striking elemental landscapes of Shetland, one of the most remote corners of the British Isles, the sixth and seventh seasons will film in 2020 and 2021 in locations on the Shetland Isles and around Scotland.

Made by Silverprint Pictures for BBC One, Shetland was commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of Drama, BBC, and Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, BBC. The executive producers are Kate Bartlett for Silverprint Pictures, Gaynor Holmes for the BBC, and writer David Kane.

Stay tuned for updates about when the new seasons will arrive stateside.

In the meantime, you can (re)watch the first five seasons of Shetland on BritBox US and its digital channels, including BritBox on Amazon.


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Shetland: BritBox to Stream New Seasons of Hit Scottish Series in the US
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