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Production begins on 9th series of Shetland


Production begins on 9th series of Shetland

Filming begins on the new series…

Ian Hart and Vincent Regan lead the guest cast of BBC drama Shetland starring alongside series favourites Ashley Jensen and Alison O’Donnell.

Ian Hart: “I’m looking forward to embarking on a Shetland adventure – it’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit and to do so with this incredible drama is wonderful.”

Vincent Regan: “I’m thrilled be joining the cast of Shetland which is such a beloved BBC drama. My character and his family are at the heart of this dark and twisting storyline and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all unfolds. The opportunity to visit the Shetland Isles was also a real pull to the part as well as working with the likes of Ashley Jensen and Alison O’Donnell.”

Shetland will film in locations around Scotland and on the Shetland Isles over the coming months, with the series debuting on BBC One later this year.

Other guest cast starring in the forthcoming series include Stuart Campbell, Robert Jack, Nalini Chetty, Jimmy Yuill, Lesley Hart, alongside series regulars including Steven Robertson (playing DC Sandy Wilson), Lewis Howden (Sgt Billy McCabe), Anne Kidd (Cora McLean), Angus Miller (Donnie), Steven Miller (Rev Alan Calder), Tibu Fortes (PF Harry Lamont), Conor McCarry (PC Alex Grant) and Eubha Akilade (PC Lorna Burns).

Originally based on award-winning novels by crime writer Ann Cleeves, the new six-part series sees DI Calder (Jensen) – now a resident of the Isles – thrown in at the deep end after a friend of Tosh’s (O’Donnell) goes missing. The chilling tale of disappearances and death sparks a labyrinthine investigation for Tosh and Calder that challenges the line between personal and professional.

“Shetland is loved by millions of fans on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, with the last series (2023) averaging 7.0 million viewers across its run, in line with the previous run. In Scotland, Shetland was the second biggest drama of the year across all channels and streamers, behind Happy Valley. The ninth series was part of a double commission recently announced by the BBC. Series 10 of Shetland will film in 2025.”BBC

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