Fans of Shetland may be intrigued by Detective Jimmy Perez’s latest cases, but what’s even more intriguing is the mystery behind a potential Shetland Series 6.

Since 2013, Scottish actor Douglas Henshall has been much loved by audiences for his work on the BBC One crime-drama, with 26 episodes spanning across five seasons.

We’re now in the midst of the season 5 but will there be a follow-up season?

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Will there be a Shetland Series 6?

Unconfirmed!

The show is yet to be renewed by the BBC, with the broadcasters presumably waiting until the fifth series has concluded before they announce any future plans.

Series 5 is due to finish on March 19th, so keep your eyes peeled for any details around that time. If a show is being cancelled, the BBC tend to notify everyone before the airing of the final season, so we expect Shetland to return for at least one more instalment.

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Shetland Series 6: Start Date

Though Shetland is yet to be renewed, we expect the BBC to do so in the coming weeks.

The programme has typically aired in the opening months of the year, so we expect series 6 to premiere in February 2020.

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Shetland Series 6: Channel

The Scottish-set mystery’s home has been BBC One since its debut in 2013, and we don’t expect that to change.

The continued success of Shetland means it’s unlikely that an alteration will happen, but the BBC have been known to change the schedule on occasions.

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Shetland Series 5

The current series of Shetland is halfway through its run, with the sixth and final episode due to air on Tuesday, March 19th.

 

WATCH SHETLAND EVERY TUESDAY ON BBC ONE, AT 9 PM. 

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