6 Seasons
32 Episodes
Shetland is a British criminal mystery / drama television series airing on BBC One since March 10, 2013.
(126 votes)

Shetland Series 7 on BBC One Scheduled to Premiere in 2022

Current Show Status
Shetland Series 7 officially renewed for 2022
Latest Episode Aired Wed 11/24/2021 Episode 6 Season 6: Episode 6
Next Episode To be scheduled Episode 1 Season 7: Episode 1

Latest news

Shetland Series 7 has been officially confirmed by BBC. In fact, Series 7 was commissioned together with the sixth season by BBC back in 2019.


Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Oct 20, 2021
2Episode 2 Oct 27, 2021
3Episode 3 Nov 3, 2021
4Episode 4 Nov 10, 2021
5Episode 5 Nov 17, 2021
6Episode 6 Nov 24, 2021
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Feb 12, 2019
2Episode 2 Feb 19, 2019
3Episode 3 Feb 26, 2019
4Episode 4 Mar 5, 2019
5Episode 5 Mar 12, 2019
6Episode 6 Mar 19, 2019
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Feb 13, 2018
2Episode 2 Feb 20, 2018
3Episode 3 Feb 27, 2018
4Episode 4 Mar 6, 2018
5Episode 5 Mar 13, 2018
6Episode 6 Mar 20, 2018
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Jan 15, 2016
2Episode 2 Jan 22, 2016
3Episode 3 Feb 5, 2016
4Episode 4 Feb 12, 2016
5Episode 5 Feb 19, 2016
6Episode 6 Mar 4, 2016
#NameAir Dates
1Raven Black - Part 1 Mar 11, 2014
2Raven Black - Part 2 Mar 18, 2014
3Dead Water - Part 1 Mar 25, 2014
4Dead Water - Part 2 Apr 1, 2014
5Blue Lightning - Part 1 Apr 8, 2014
6Blue Lightning - Part 2 Apr 15, 2014
#NameAir Dates
1Red Bones - Part 1 Mar 10, 2013
2Red Bones - Part 2 Mar 11, 2013
Subscribe for show updates

Receive automatic notifications when Shetland Series 7 release date is announced.

3687 fans have subscribed

All BBC One shows

Comments 127

Newest Oldest Top-rated
Collapsed Expanded
0 3 DebbiE from Arizona  October 7, 2021
I am obsessed with British TV, and this in my top 3 along with Broadchurch and Line of Duty. I don’t know what I would do without Acorn and Brit Box. Keep ‘em coming.
0 16 Walt  June 5, 2019
Love this series. The actors are excellent and the writers are superb. Please continue this outstanding program. Bravo
0 14 CC  March 22, 2019
LOVE this show! Please never cancel it! best series I've seen in a long time! love Jimmy, Tosh, and all the characters!
1 11 beverleyd  February 12, 2019
Love, Love, Love this series - can't wait for Series 5 to come to the USA. Anyone know when that might be?
0 17 Judy Stacy  January 15, 2019
Absolutely love Shetland. The characters, the scenery, just everything about it. Can hardly wait until it starts again
1 8 Barbara Ann  January 28, 2018
A NEW SHETLAND EPISODE?!!! About time! Thank you!
0 8 Elizabeth Shipley  January 28, 2018
Do you also enjoy Vera? I just finished Ann Cleeves latest Vera title and enjoyed it ever so much. This series has been on the local KCET station in the LA area but usually on at 10pm which is past my bedtime. I do hope they can purchase the Shetland series since I have enjoyed all of them also. By the way, Shetland is on Netflix not sure of how many series they have.
0 2 Birohazard Elizabeth Shipley  November 26, 2018
Shetland, Vera and a number of other great British shows are also on Britbox and they're already showing Dark Heart!
0 2 bagwell Birohazard  March 27, 2019
Shetland, Vera are both from the same original book writer.
0 9 KK  July 1, 2017
? LOVED this series! Binged watched and I want more! Now! I also want Jimmy Perez as my boyfriend! Can't wait for series 4!
1 21 pete  June 30, 2017
Kentucky here! Just finished S3, and very happy S4 is coming. American TV sucks, Endeavor, Insp Lewis, Foyles Law, all brilliant shows. Keep it up BBC! This is possibly the best written show ever, and not 1 car blew up, no naked deranged token American scenes, just good writing and magnificent scenery.
0 4 Ladybbird pete  October 14, 2017
As you like UK TV Shows..check out the seasons of Dr Foster.... Now she is 1 B out for revenge when her husband chucks her for a younger woman...LOL ....Its great..
0 9 Sonjaross pete  November 25, 2017
I agree with your comment about American TV sucks, I’ve been watching British shows for over 20 years, what hooked me was Midsomer Murders when it ran on A&E
0 4 Linda1959 pete  March 1, 2019
Kentucky here too. Thanks so much for the recommendation of Endeavor. Just finishing it up and we have loved it. Hopefully season 6 will be where we can see it soon. And also season 5 of Shetland. 👍🏻
0 11 Robyn/Washington, US  June 24, 2017
Love this series from the BBC! The setting is so stunning; the plots are well-developed; and, the characters are memorable! We are very pleased to hear the 4th season is now being filmed. So refreshing to witness law enforcement officers who are committed to doing good. As low-key as these characters are, they pack a huge punch of integrity!
2 2 Ladybbird Robyn/Washington, US  October 14, 2017
That is exactly how the UK police behave...They are STRICTLY controlled in the way they behave towards ANY OFFENDERS, So are the prosecutors and Judges!!! There is an unwritten rule for long-term prisoners > if any new young offenders kill a cop...They need to watch their backs in prison... There is also NO BAD BEHAVIOUR allowed from police towards black offenders either...
0 9 Deb Polson  June 13, 2017
Just binged in Shetland.. . Love it. So glad it's being renewed for another season!!
0 6 Meg  May 29, 2017
Just binge watched Shetland episodes 1-3. Can't wait for season 4!
4 11 Meredith Timpson  April 26, 2017
This series gets top ratings in all categories. Not one actor rang false. Some of the best acting, writing and staging I have EVER seen. Don't want to lose ANY of the cast: Jimmy, Tosh, Jimmy's dad who's character seemed to indicate he was not "well", Sandy, and Billy. Stunning. I have been telling all my American friends (non of which voted for you know who) about this show. Absolutely cannot wait for the next season and many more to come.
5 3 Leslie Martin Meredith Timpson  February 12, 2018
I voted for you know who and am proud of it. I can't imagine what that has to do with watching Shetland.
4 1 Susan West Leslie Martin  September 30, 2018
Thank you. My thoughts exactly.
0 1 Jt Meredith Timpson  March 7, 2019
We love Shetland & we voted for you know who.
1 8 Dr. Mark  April 25, 2017
Became a fan of Henshall in the Sci-fi "Primeval" series. He is so believeable and multifaceted as the DI. Also, binge watched on Netflix and now will have to wait patiently. 5-star plots, scenery and music. A very decent substitute is "Hinterland" as well as "The Fall". Also, I discovered Ripper Street recently and it is a gem! I love many American programs (Bluebloods is worth the watch) but like many other posters, find a richness (and a little sentimentality due to my English and Scots ancestry) in the BBC productions that is sometimes missing on this side of the pond.
0 1 Elizabeth Shipley Dr. Mark  January 28, 2018
Have you watched Vera which is a series by the same author, Ann Cleeves. I just finished her latest novel, The Seagull which is excellent. Out local KCET in LA will be showing The Grand Hotel starting tonight which looks good. Another excellent show was The Tunnel.
0 12 Wilma Schaller  April 25, 2017
Arizona, USA here - Just finished Netflix binge watching and excited to learn that there will be a series 4. It is so refreshing to watch television shows from the United Kingdom as they are intelligently scripted, show beautiful landscape and architecture, and, the acting is superb. Thank you!
0 10 Shirley J Cade  April 23, 2017
This East Texan is very much in love with this series! I do hope many more seasons are a foot.... Love their accents, the scenery is so beautiful and found it interesting that they have many days without darkness..much like Alaska does. I also love the music. Cannot wait for the next season. I watched all three in less than 3 days! ❤
0 7 MrsB  April 22, 2017
America here! We just binged on the Shetland series and canNOT wait for more. Absolutely love the characters, plots, and scenery. Well done indeed! Hoping Tosh does not leave. She's our favorite.
0 6 Susan Everett  April 16, 2017
Wonderful program! Magnificent scenery and photography, well acted, and complicated plots. Don't want Tosh to leave. Douglas Henshall perfect in his role. Want many more seasons. Watched on my computer, and subtitles were very helpful because of the accents.
0 4 DW  April 11, 2017
Loved all 3 seasons of Shetland and anti[censored]ting Season 4 some time in 2017.
Please notify via email when the release date for Season 4 to view on Netflex.
Thank you
0 2 Jan Webster  April 2, 2017
Like Edna Taylor-Stark, I wanted to know more about the characters, and recently read the new paperback, Cold Earth. This prompted me to start the story at the first one, Raven Black, and I'm enjoying working my way through and learning the history of the characters. Looking forward to the new series even more!
0 3 Vicky Argyle  December 19, 2016
Love Shetland! So glad there will be a new season... hope Tosh will be on it. Wish they would put it on Acorn so I could work out the accent on reruns. Hard for an Okie!
0 5 Mina Vicky Argyle  December 19, 2016
You can use close captioning and that will help with the accent.
0 0 KarenH  November 27, 2016
Confused about the ending of Series 3 ... maybe my local PBS station shortened the episode. Why did Leanne/Lena contact Calvin S. anonymously by e-mail so that he could have Michael Thompson/MacGuire killed? How did she know Calvin would be interested? How did she know his e-mail address?
0 1 P. OConnell KarenH  December 4, 2016
I had the same question. Did I miss something in the accented conversation. Great series!
0 0 John G KarenH  July 24, 2017
Just finished watching season 3 and have the same questions -- did you ever get an/any answer(s)?
0 1 KarenH  November 27, 2016
Subtitles would help my husband a great deal.

My great-grandmother never lost her Aberdeen brogue, so I can figure it out. However, we need to rewind 3-4 times with some of the softly spoken and slang parts.
0 0 Bobbie Thompson KarenH  November 30, 2016
my TV system (Direct TV) has a "cc" [censored]on you push when the program begins and gives you the dialogue. Huge help!
0 0 RJ KarenH  February 27, 2019
On my iPad for any program I can choose to view the dialogue as I listen. It’s a great feature and easy enough to turn on and off with a light touch of your finger.
0 0 B.Z.Dick KarenH  September 24, 2021
Karen, my grandmother was from Glasgow and had an accent similar to Jimmy Perez in the Shetland series. I love to hear Doug Henshall speaking in his soft “ Weegie” voice. ❤
0 1 karenc  November 19, 2016
Alabama here but i am from scotland .... loved the show cannae wait til season 4 .. i have family from ma mum's side that live in shetland and its as beautiful as i remember and as for the subtitles lol a guid idea ... even i struggle at time with their accent lol
0 0 Mark Romney Brown  November 16, 2016
Love it's depth. Best I've seen since "Breaking Bad." Please keep on. It' s opacity and difficulty in translating to American are great charms. 'Have to watch them all at least twice. Best thing you've done in years. They are WONDERFUL!!!

Add your comment

[smile] [love] [tasty] [bigsmile] [wink] ☺ [kissed] [kiss] ❤ [hands] [neutral] [confused] [thinking] [sad] [sad2] [angry] [sleep] :(((: