S4C confirms broadcast date for season three of Hinterland

hinterland-pagehero2Sneakily, Hinterland has become one of the most talked-about British crime dramas. The show, set in the Ceredigion region of west Wales, plays out first on the Welsh-language channel S4C, then in English on BBC4 and then on Netflix, where it reaches a wider, global audience. Judging by the amount of comments we’ve received from non-UK residents, Hinterland (or Y Gwyll in its native Welsh) is a big deal overseas. I anticipated the third series being broadcast in early 2017, but news reaches me today that we’ll see it earlier. A lot earlier than that.

A specially released scene from the first episode has been unveiled today by S4C; giving fans an exclusive first look at the drama.

In the tense scene, DCI Tom Mathias (played by Richard Harrington) is challenged by former colleague DS Sian Owens (Hannah Daniel) in a grilling interview to find out who torched his caravan in the dramatic climax of the second series.

DS Owens suspects Mathias is hiding something. Who is he protecting, and why? Mathias lost everything in the fire – his home, and all his possessions – who could be responsible for such a personal attack?

In this series, many of the mysteries that have intrigued the viewers will come to light, with some shocking revelations. A thrilling journey awaits the fans in this third series, says S4C Drama Commissioner, Gwawr Martha Lloyd.

Gwawr Martha Lloyd says; “The second series ended in a highly dramatic fashion, leaving the audience, like me, hungry for more stories, eager to know what’s happened to the characters and what the future holds for them. The third series reveals the truth about many of the characters, pushing them to their ultimate limit. Several dark secrets lurking since the first series will come to light, and viewers will finally find out the truth. As viewers, we’re sure to get excited, shocked and astonished during the third series.”

The most important thing to remember is that S4C is the first place to see the third series, and that it’s available across the UK. You can get on Freeview in Wales, on Sky, Freesat and Virgin in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. English subtitles are available and viewers can also watch online on demand across the UK on s4c.cymru, BBC iPlayer, YouView and other platforms.

Y Gwyll/Hinterland: Sunday 30th October, 9pm, S4C

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Charlotte Carling says:

    Yes! I’ve been waiting for this. Great news.

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    1. Yes but when will the english or subtitled versions be available in the UK?

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      1. Paul Hirons says:

        Erm, they’re available right now!

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  2. historysleuth1 says:

    Can’t wait till it’s available in the states!

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    1. robert catherine Baker says:

      WHEN can we see it in the states? aauuuuuuuuuuuuuggghhhhhhhhhh, I just finished season 2 without realizing that season 3 was not yet available. Can I watch it if I buy a plane ticket, fly to the UK and rent a hotel room? HELP ME. I cannot wait until it comes on Netflix in the US.

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  3. Chamira says:

    There have been many Scandinavian crime wannabes from the UK (Shetland, One of Us, River, and that awful one with the first person monologues) and I think only Hinterland can claim to be of the same standard as Wallander/Beck &etc.

    It is terribly annoying that the BBC keep repeating series 2, when it is series 1 that is critical to understand the whole trajectory.

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  4. I am expecting the new season…from Argentina!

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    1. Alejandro says:

      Es genial, no te la pierdas!

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      1. Cecilia says:

        Cuando la temporada 3 ? Desde Argentina !

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  5. Sharon Singh says:

    Riveting Show, full of substance and intrigue.
    Excited about Season 3 to appear on Netflix.
    Sharon Singh, Trinidad, West Indies

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  6. I can hardly wait for Season Three. This show has an intensity that just knocks me out– it’s brilliant in every way: casting. photography, scenery, directing– et al. So many law enforcement procedurals are superb, e.g. Wallander, Luther, George Gently, The Killing, The Fall, Happy Valley, True Detective, Body of Proof, Judge Deed, and The Commander– for starters. Another terrific series filmed in Wales is “Without Proof.” But Hinterland takes us into a deeply nuanced dark place with unusual stories and a sophisticated edginess that’s brought to life by great actors and writers. I’m thrilled that they’re going for a third season– we couldn’t just stop caring when an evil woman has the hero’s home fire-bombed.

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  7. Rosa says:

    Love this show! Can’t wait for Season 3 in the States

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  8. I and my wife have been expecting for the 3rd season for a long time (all this year). Unfortunately we’ll have to wait ’till this is available on Netflix (in Brazil). :/
    But this show is worth!!

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  9. Sally says:

    Love, love British mystery dramas. Beats our trash tv here in the States. Its like reading a book, trying to figure out the nuances of twists and turns.

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    1. Cat says:

      What channel or station is this on in the states. I can not find it anywhere?? I live in Ri

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  10. John Herbert says:

    Can’t get English sub-titles despite TV subtitle setting on?

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Have a look on iPlayer John.. should be on with subtitles there.

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  11. Everett says:

    My wife and I so enjoy Hinterland. Can’t wait for it’s arrival on Netflix. Would like to know if there is other programming for us to enjoy.

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Hi Everett, keep reading and we’ll try to point you in the right direction

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  12. Callie says:

    Will they be filming the English version of S3, and if so, when will it be out, do you know?

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Coming up on BBC4 soon…

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  13. Sara Latham says:

    It’s really interesting reading these comments because this is one (of very few) series reviewed here that I have never been able to get into at all. I’m not sure what I’m missing, but I’ve always found the stories and characters quite cliched and predictable. Just goes to show, personal taste must count :)

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  14. Annette Attard says:

    I think this is one of the most brilliant shows I have ever watched!!! I am in Australia and wont get to view series three until July 2017 I have been told!!!
    I really reaaly wish did not have to wait that long!!!!
    Any way to see it earlier please!!
    Regards Annette Attard
    Sydney Australia

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    1. Paul Hirons says:

      It’ll be on BBC4 up here in the spring Annette… I’m sure there’s a way to find it!

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  15. Annette Attard says:

    Cant wait for the season three Killing……
    I am in Australia and need to see conclusion of rhis series!!! Brilliant show and brilliantly acted!!
    Annette Attard

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  16. Petra says:

    Hello from CaliforniašŸ™‹ Totally love Hinterland. Watched season 1 and 2 on Netflix. Excited for season 3.

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  17. Val says:

    Love Hinterland. Will PBS pick it up, or do I have to wait for Netflix for season 3?

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  18. Ylva Eklundh says:

    IĀ“m hooked……Waiting for S3 on Netflix in Sweden…….Just seen s2 and itĀ“s as good as s1. Sorry to say, we always have to wait for too long……

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  19. Susan o'Connell says:

    When is season 3 coming to Netflix, we really enjoyed this show

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  20. Gina says:

    When will hinterland 3 be on Netflix Canada

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    1. Gina says:

      Longmire season 6 Canada Netflix?

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  21. Gina says:

    Broadchurch 3 in Canada Netflix?

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  22. Sharon Boehme says:

    Canada is waiting!!!

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  23. Pamela says:

    I have watched season 1 and 2. Excited for season 3. The acting is great. Waiting for it to be on Netflix US. Thank you for the entertainment.

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  24. maureen says:

    when is it going to be on in US Netflix? just finished both seasons……soon please

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  25. Shannon says:

    Still no word on US season 3. Ugh :(

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  26. Cathy Hill says:

    Really like this series. Any word yet Netflix?

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  27. Carolyn Dokter says:

    Just finished watching all of Hinterland on netflix. What a wonderful show, I will miss it terrible!

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  28. Claire Cooper says:

    Still waiting for season 3 in English..can’t find it on Netflix or BBCiplayer ???

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    1. Charlotte Carling says:

      It was shown last autumn on BBC. Unfortunately, it’s no longer available on iPlayer.

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