8 Seasons
44 Episodes
Shetland is a British criminal mystery / drama television series airing on BBC One since March 10, 2013.
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Shetland Series 9 Will Be on BBC One

Current Show Status
Shetland Series 9 — officially renewed
Latest Episode Aired Wed 12/6/2023 Episode 6 Season 8: Episode 6
Next Episode To be scheduled Episode 1 Season 9: Episode 1
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The beloved BBC crime drama "Shetland" has received the green light for two additional seasons, bringing joy to audiences across the United Kingdom. Ashley Jensen, who joined the series in its eighth season to take over from original star Douglas Henshall, will reprise her role as DI Ruth Calder. Jensen will be joined by regular cast members Alison O'Donnell as DI Alison 'Tosh' McIntosh, Steven Robertson as DC Sandy Wilson, Lewis Howden as Sgt Billy McCabe, and Anne Kidd as forensic pathologist Cora McLean. Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements regarding additional casting updates.

Filming has begun on hit BBC drama with further casting announced and a start of shoot behind the scenes picture featuring Ashley Jensen and Alison O'Donnell.

Ashley Jensen (Mayflies, After Life) and Alison O’Donnell (We Are In Time, Holby City) have begun filming a new series of acclaimed BBC murder mystery drama Shetland with further casting announced. Shetland - a Silverprint Pictures production (part of ITV Studios) - will film in locations around Scotland and on the Shetland Isles over the coming months with the series debuting on BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year.

Joining the cast of Shetland for the eighth series are Phyllis Logan (Guilt, Downtown Abbey), Jamie Sives (Guilt, Annika), Dawn Steele (Holby City, Granite Harbour), Don Gilet (EastEnders, Sherwood), Ann Louise Ross (River City, Katie Morag) and Lorraine McIntosh (Outlander, My Name is Joe). The guest cast will star alongside series regulars including Steven Robertson (playing DC Sandy Wilson), Lewis Howden (Sgt Billy McCabe), Anne Kidd (Cora McLean), Angus Miller (Donnie), Conor McCarry (PC Alex Grant) and Eubha Akilade (PC Lorna Burns). (Source:


Season 8 Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4 Season 3 Season 2 Season 1
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Nov 1, 2023
2Episode 2 Nov 8, 2023
3Episode 3 Nov 15, 2023
4Episode 4 Nov 22, 2023
5Episode 5 Nov 29, 2023
6Episode 6 Dec 6, 2023
#NameAir Dates
1Episode 1 Aug 10, 2022
2Episode 2 Aug 17, 2022
3Episode 3 Aug 24, 2022
4Episode 4 Aug 31, 2022
5Episode 5 Sep 7, 2022
6Episode 6 Sep 14, 2022
#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
1Episode 1 Mar 10, 2013
2Episode 2 Mar 11, 2013

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0 0 TheBride crown  February 10, 2024
When will they cast Martin Compston in the lead detective role?
0 1 TheBride crown  November 6, 2023
For US viewers, Shetland S/8 will be released on Wed, Nov 29 on BritBox! [smile] [smile] [smile]
0 0 Arlyn TheBride  November 18, 2023
Nov 29–added to my calendar. Thank you for this info!
0 1 Denise TheBride  December 30, 2023
I've been watching S8 and it is SO, SO good!! I just finished episode more to go.

It's finishing up TOO quickly, though! I do hope there will be an S9. I am just SO hooked on this show. 🤞🏼
0 0 Anne Mc  November 26, 2022
The BBC has confirmed that Ashley Jensen is joining the cast as the new lead.
0 1 Fiona Johnston  November 7, 2022
Somebody amongst this vertical list, wrote Henshaw, it is not, it is Henshall. There is an actor who worked with him years ago, called South Riding whose surname was Henshaw so perhaps you might have muddled up the spelling, understandable, whoever it was.
0 0 Fiona Johnston  November 3, 2022
I reckon if people want an actor to model oneself by, you could not do better than Dougie Henshall as Jimmy Perez, ideal for the young to observe as a good character but do remember he is a lovely human being like us who makes mistakes but that what makes him all the more lovable. He identifies with the likes of us.
0 0 Suki Haseman  September 16, 2022
Well I have good news. Season 7 is currently playing on Britbox
0 1 Suki Haseman  September 16, 2022
I am very happy to say that Shetland S-7 IS currently playing in the US . I just watched the first episode. Fabulous as always.
0 0 Joyce Deanell  September 3, 2022
Hi, I received an email about 2 wks ago that Shetland Season 7 will be available on
Amazon September 13,2022. I think emai was from BritBox ,would have to search for it.
Just hope that September 13 is correct.
0 1 Richard T  August 12, 2022
Shetland is my favorite Program on Britbox. Sorry Mr. Henshaw is leaving. I only hope the new lead is as talented. I also loved the show Hinterland and wish it would be revived.
1 0 Joyce Deanell  August 11, 2022
I live in America and BritBox is included on my Prime Video subscription. Shetland Season 7 did not appear on Prime Video 8/10/22. Please advise. I have been waiting for this season,
love the series. Thanks
2 0 Suki Haseman Joyce Deanell  September 3, 2022
Sadly, there is no way to watch S-7 in the US. I've exhausted every possibility. It is only playing on the BBC channel and not available in the US.
0 1 eSe Joyce Deanell  September 14, 2022
Season 7 premiers tonight on Britbox in the US. I’m watching it now [smile]
0 0 Bacardi Suki Haseman  September 15, 2022
Get a vpn like cyberghost get bbc iplayer
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0 2 Barbara Sykes  August 9, 2022
Shetland is one of my favorite shows. I am thrilled to see the new season but sad that Douglas Henshall is leaving. However, I look forward to seeing him in other productions. Everyone on that show is so talented.

When I discovered years ago that British shows were available in the US I was in heaven. I love them- in no particular order: Vera, Luther, Grantchester, Morse, the Morse sequel (named DCI Lewis?), the Morse prequel Endeavor, Midsomer Murders, DCI Banks, The Coroner, All Creatures Great and Small, Rebus, Broadchurch, COBRA and so many more. I like that, unlike US shows, not everyone has to be gorgeous (although many are) and that there is an emphasis on plot and character development. Also, many shows are 90 minutes instead of 60 which allows for more complex plots. British shows are wonderful!
0 0 Olivia Barbara Sykes  August 9, 2022
[smile] You expressed my sentiments exactly. I watch very little American TV. I’m also reading some interesting novels about Scotland Yard Detectives. Visiting the British Isles is on my bucket list.
0 1 Joyce Deanell  August 9, 2022
Hi, do you know when Shetland Season 7 will be on BritBox!
0 0 Bea  August 5, 2022
Can't wait! Really find these characters so realistic.
0 6 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 0 Fiona Johnston Barbara Ann  August 1, 2022
I do sincerely you find the right one that will fit the bill. I am going to find it really difficult to get my head around Dougie's replacement for a while. He made that show so special
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.
1 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 10 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!
0 0 Fiona Johnston KK  November 3, 2022
[tasty] That is a delightful challenge without a shadow of doubt.
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 5 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!

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