Ann Cleeves confirms third season of Shetland for 2017

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Shetland-TV-dramaWe love a bit of Shetland here at The Killing Times, that extremely watchable adaptation of Ann Cleeves’s bestselling novels starring Douglas Henshall. And, judging by the way our readers voted for it in the Euro 2016 Of Crime Drama, so do many of you out there, too. We weren’t quite sure whether the series would be commissioned for a third series, only because series two didn’t do as well as its first and we all know how impatient TV people are. But Ann herself tweeted something out this afternoon that gladdened our heart.

The last six-part series centred on the disappearance of a young man on a ferry crossing from Aberdeen to Lerwick. Suspecting foul play, DI Perez and his team began an investigation which had far-reaching consequences for them all and the local community. It was a very good, solid series (again) but its ratings and performance was ruined by some odd scheduling (Friday night??) and interruptions because of the sport.

But today, Ann Cleeves tweeted this out:

More news on cast additions and plotlines will no doubt follow, but let’s just bask in this good news for a while… and hope for some better scheduling. Shetland deserves it.

For all our Shetland news and reviews, go here

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