Shetland is a British crime drama television series that debuted in 2013 on BBC One. Based on Ann Cleeves’ novels, the drama follows Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) as he investigates crimes on the Shetland Islands.
The show was revived for an eighth season in 2022 after seven successful seasons. Douglas Henshall, on the other hand, revealed that he would be departing the show after the seventh season.
Ashley Jensen was named as the new lead investigator for Shetland Season 8 in April 2023, succeeding Douglas Henshall. Jensen will play Detective Inspector Ruth Calder, a native Shetlander who returns to the islands after working for the Metropolitan Police in London for 20 years.
Release Date For Season 8
Shetland Season 8 will air on BBC One and iPlayer in the United Kingdom on November 1st, 2023.
The show is slated to launch on BritBox in the United States in early 2024, but no specific date has been specified.
Shetland Season 7 Recap
In the captivating finale of the show’s seventh season, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez faces a series of interconnected crimes while grappling with personal complexities and the prospect of leaving his beloved Shetland Isles.
The discovery of a mysterious body in a suitcase sets the stage for a web of intrigue and deception, leading Perez and his team to uncover a hidden world of eco-terrorism. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they find themselves entangled in a complex web of relationships and motivations, where allies turn out to be enemies, and secrets threaten to unravel the lives of those involved.
Amidst the escalating tension, Perez confronts his own past, uncovering a long-forgotten connection to one of the eco-terrorists. This revelation forces him to confront his own demons and question his place in Shetland.
As the season draws to a close, Perez must make a difficult decision about his future. Torn between his loyalty to Shetland and the allure of a new life with his love, Meg, he faces an uncertain path ahead.
In the poignant final moments, Perez bids farewell to his colleagues and the familiar surroundings of the city, leaving behind a legacy of integrity and compassion. His departure marks the end of an era, yet the spirit of Shetland remains, a testament to the resilience and strength of its people.
Shetland Season 8 Probable Cast
- Ashley Jensen as DI Ruth Calder
- Alison O’Donnell as DS Tosh McIntosh
- Steven Robertson as DC Sandy Wilson
- Anne Kidd as pathologist Cora McLean
- Angus Miller as Donnie
- Kevin Mackenzie as James Innes
- Natasha Cottriall as Kirsty Bell
- Joseph Thompson as Philip Remis
- Joe Bolland as Jack Hurley
- Ian Dunnett Jnr as Liam Kenmuir
- Don Gilet as Arthur “Mac” Mackenzie
- Jamie Sives as David “Dave” Hunter
- Greig Fulton as Alan “Al” Stewart
- Mark Bonnar as Chris
- Sheena West as Mary
Plot of Shetland Season 8
Shetland Season 8’s plot is yet to be released, but the show is set to follow Detective Inspector Ruth Calder as she investigates a new crime on the Shetland Islands.
Ashley Jensen stated in an interview that the next season will have a “different dynamic” with Ruth among the main characters and a few new interesting characters to adore.
Where Can I Watch Shetland Season 8?
Season 8 will premiere on BBC One and iPlayer in the United Kingdom. The show is slated to launch on BritBox in the United States in early 2024, but no specific date has been specified.
If you live in a country where the show is not available, you can watch the show on BBC iPlayer by using a VPN.
Shetland Season 8 will air on BBC One and iPlayer in the United Kingdom on November 1st, 2023. Ashley Jensen will play Detective Inspector Ruth Calder, who will take over as primary investigator from Douglas Henshall.
The second season’s plot has yet to be disclosed, but it is believed to follow Calder as she investigates a new crime on the Shetland Islands.
Shetland is a prominent crime drama television series known for its beautiful setting, well-written stories, and outstanding acting. The eighth season will undoubtedly be as entertaining as the previous ones.
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