Shetland cast to arrive in the isles for filming of TV series next week

Stars of the Shetland TV drama are to arrive in the isles for filming on Monday.

Actor Douglas Henshall, who plays DI Jimmy Perez in the popular series, confirmed the news today (Tuesday) on Twitter.

Henshall and his castmates have been shooting scenes in Glasgow for the past week.

Despite heavy rain and cold conditions, Henshall said: “I loved every minute of it.

“It’s so nice being back at work.”

Henshall added that they would arrive in Shetland on Monday.

News that filming was set to recommence was first announced in February. 

Producer Louise Say told the BBC that cast and crew would be following “very strict guidelines”.

“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.


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  • Caroline sewall

    • March 30th, 2021 22:46

    Fantastic so pleased the Shetland authorities are allowing this great series to have more life
    Hope everyone keeps well n doesn’t freeze as cold weather due
    Good luck “Shetland” Crewe n stars

  • Jim Woodward

    • April 18th, 2021 18:32

    Hello from Canada : I’ve just read the great news that filming of the Shetland series is starting again this month. My wife and I watched the entire series and really enjoyed every one. We loved the acting ,the storyline but most of all the beauty of the Shetland Islands.
    My wife and i visited Scotland a number of years ago however sad to say we never did make it to the Shetlands. We did however fall in love with your country and it’s great history, magnificent castles, wonderful people ,and your great sense of humour.
    Good luck with the new series.
    Jim Woodward

    • Michael Weeks

      • October 20th, 2021 10:07

      We’re loving the Shetland series, so much so that to we’ve booked a cruise that visits Lerwick on our way to Iceland.
      Mike & Di Weeks, Queensland, Australia
      PS when will we see next series in Oz

  • Jennifer Bruce

    • May 20th, 2021 16:25

    Jennifer Bruce, the series is provocative, fascinating, well acted and the scenery is gorgeous. Give my best to all the cast.

  • Michelle Nguu

    • June 18th, 2021 14:52


  • Versella Johnson (not for publication)

    • July 9th, 2021 17:23

    I live in the United States, iam watching reruns on BBC or ACORN, who is picking up the new series?, so we can watch…we love the show. I would appreciate a reply.

  • robert pelletreau

    • September 4th, 2021 15:50

    My wife and I LOVE the series! Typical BBC excellence! Can’t wait for season 6!

  • Calvin Heath

    • September 28th, 2021 23:53

    When will it be shown in Adelaide Australia


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