There must be a lot of crime up north! BBC One's brilliant island-based crime-drama Shetland was just recommissioned for a third series following a highly successful second series that concluded this week. Douglas Henshall will return as DI Jimmy Perez for a new six part run set to begin filming in 2015. All the details are below via the official press release:
A new series of the acclaimed crime drama Shetland was today recommissioned by BBC One highlighting BBC Scotland’s commitment to original British drama.
Produced by ITV Studios through BBC Scotland for BBC One, Shetland returns for a new six-part series (6x60) following the success of the recent second series which received 29.5% audience share in Scotland for the first four episodes (consolidated).
Starring Douglas Henshall in the lead role of DI Jimmy Perez, the drama is adapted from Ann Cleeves's successful Shetland quartet crime novels and as part of BBC Scotland’s aim of producing drama that shows and reflects life in Scotland.
Shetland was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One, and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama.