Even though the show is renewed by BBC One, fans have to wait a little longer to see “Shetland Season 6”.
The Scottish crime drama is based on novels by Ann Cleeves. It debuted on BBC One on 10th March 2013. David Kane is the principal writer of the series. The filming of the show takes place on the Scottish mainland. Only some part of the filming actually takes place in Shetland. The show is received well by the audiences and critics. It has also bagged numerous awards including a BAFTA.
Release Date Of “Shetland Season 6”
The show has been renewed for a sixth as well as the seventh season on 2nd December 2019. The sixth season will be airing in 2020 and the seventh in 2021. The filming for the sixth season was to start in March 2020 but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it could not begin.
The star of the series Douglas Henshall tweeted that the new plans are to start shooting for the upcoming series in February 2021. He assures fans in the tweet that the scripts are good. The crew will be shooting two series back to back to make up for the delay. Check out the tweet from Henshall here.
For everyone asking about the next series of Shetland. The plan is that we start filming next February and shoot two series back to back all being well. So fingers crossed. The scripts are good, I know that much. #shetland
— Douglas Henshall (@djhenshall) September 27, 2020
The Plot Of The Show
The show revolves around a detective inspector, Jimmy Perez who works for the Shetland police. The show was initially based on the novels by Ann Cleeves.
The show’s fifth season saw Perez investigate the murder of a young Nigerian man Daniel. And also investigate the disappearance of Daniel’s sister Zezi after a severed hand washed up on Shetland beach.
Perez began to suspect that a human trafficking gang on the island was responsible for killing Daniel and kidnapping his sister Zezi.
The upcoming season will show more interesting cases and how detective Perez solves them. The plot is under wraps for the sixth season but as assured by Douglas Henshall himself that the plot is really good.
The Cast Of The Show
The main cast is likely to return to their roles. The main cast of the show includes
- Douglas Henshall as Jimmy Perez
- Alison O’Donnell as Alison “Tosh” MacIntosh
- Steven Robertson as Sandy Wilson
- Mark Bonnar as Duncan Hunter
- Julie Graham as Rhona Kelly
- Lewis Howden as Billy McCabe
- Erin Armstrong as Cassie Perez
- Anne Kidd as Cora McLean
- Stewart Porter as Billy McBride among others.
The rest of the cast keeps changing in different seasons as Detective Perez takes on different cases.