UHI Shetland - Open the door to your future
Sunday 21 July 2024
 11.1°C   W Gentle Breeze
Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

News / Filming starts on new series of crime drama

Photo: BBC

FILMING has started on the fourth series of popular BBC One crime drama Shetland.

Existing cast members Douglas Henshall, Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar and Julie Graham have all returned for the six-part series.

Filming will take place in Shetland throughout May, while the production will also be on location in Glasgow and Norway.

There will be a number of new additions to the cast, including Doctor Who‘s Neve Macintosh and Gangs of New York‘s Sean McGinley.

Also on board are Stephen Walters (The Accused), Gerard Miller (Bladerunner, River City), Allison McKenzie (Line of Duty, River City) and Michael Moreland (Filth, Scot Squad).

Like the third series, the episodes are not based on any story penned by author Ann Cleeves, who coined the characters in her Shetland themed mystery series.

The new series includes a plot involving a Shetlander who sees his murder conviction overturned after 23 years in prison, but he is suspected of being involved in the death of a local journalist.

Long-term collaborator David Kane has returned to the series to write four of the episodes, while Vera director Haven Jones and EastEnders‘ Rebecca Gatward are also involved.

The programme has enjoyed global success in the last few years after being broadcast across the world on TV and through online subscription service Netflix.

ITV Studios executive producer Kate Bartlett said: “We are delighted to be working with BBC Scotland on this new series of Shetland.

“David Kane has created a compelling and distinctive crime story told across six hours. We are also thrilled to have the brilliant core cast return, led by Douglas Henshall.”

BBC Scotland executive producer Gaynor Holmes said she hopes audiences will be “thrilled” with the surprises the series will uncover.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.

Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has  over 600 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.

Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -

  • Bring you the headlines as they happen;
  • Stay editorially independent;
  • Give a voice to the community;
  • Grow site traffic further;
  • Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.

 
Categories

Newsletters

Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.