Filming on BBC drama ‘Shetland’ to resume in April

A production team from the BBC drama Shetland have been in the isles today (Tuesday) preparing for the series to resume shooting.

Filming on seasons six and seven of the hit series is due to begin in April. The next two seasons will be shot back-to-back.

Shetland producer Louise Say told the BBC that the next series had an “absolutely riveting” and “hard-hitting” story.

The series will be filmed under “very strict guidelines”, she said.

“When we come to Shetland we will test all our cast and crew before we leave,” she said.

She said the programme had been given the green-light by NHS Shetland and the SIC.

The show, which stars Douglas Henshall and local actor Steven Robertson, was last seen on BBC One in April 2019.


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  • Alison Blood

    • February 17th, 2021 6:20

    I love Shetland with Douglas Henshall.
    It is a great tv detective with excellent scenery of Shetland. I haven’t been to Shetland and have read about the other islands. I work in the NHS and would love to live here. It would be great to have more tv programmes from Shetland as I loved Island Parish Shetland and watched every programme.

  • Anthony Whittle

    • February 17th, 2021 11:33

    Brilliant news. New Shetland series. Just love everything about it. Thanks to everyone.

  • Eddie Allen

    • February 17th, 2021 15:03

    Cannot wait for this new series, as soon as lockdown is over and safe to visit Shetland we will be there.

  • Paul Ernest Andrew Walker

    • February 17th, 2021 19:15

    Brilliant series with superb scenery taking me back to the time I spent at school in Shetland when my father the reverend David Walker was the minister of North Roe Church in the late 40’s / early 50 ‘s.

  • Rúni í Lágabø

    • February 17th, 2021 20:49

    Looking forward to see the series again. Have seen all the previous one.

  • Ani Dee

    • February 18th, 2021 3:42

    So glad filming will resume! So looking forward to this. Much love from Australia

  • Louise Dondo

    • February 18th, 2021 21:10

    A Canadian here –really look forward to more Shetland –I watch here in BC on either Knowledge network or PBS out of Seattle — don’t remember which as it has been awhile.

  • Annette Hebert

    • February 21st, 2021 4:03

    Oh I am so excited I love this series?I have rewatched all series 3 or 4 times .Waiting for Perez to make a comeback.

  • Elizabeth Nicholson

    • May 20th, 2021 6:37

    Hoping is all going well with filming cant wait also cant wait to get back to the Shetlands again take care from Elizabeth from ,downunder,


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