BBC One favourite Shetland will resume filming in April.
The drama, starring Douglas Henshall, will continue to film back-to-back series on the Scottish island.
Award-winning writer of the novels, Ann Cleeves, quote-tweeted a message from the revered Shetland Library, who celebrated the fact Henshall and the crew were coming back to island. Cleeves said: “Well, this is very good news for all fans of the BBC drama. And I can’t wait!”
Shetland Library’s message, meanwhile, said that “we will likely need to maintain social distance from @djhenshall which no doubt will come as a great relief to him.”
Series six and seven were due to film in 2020 and 2021 in locations on The Shetland Isles and around Scotland, and will again feature six hour-long episodes each. However, it looks as though production was halted due to the COVID pandemic.
Both series will be written and created by David Kane (Stonemouth, The Field Of Blood) who originated the first series of Shetland and has written on every series since.
The islands’ local newspaper, The Shetland Times, reported that producer Louise Say promised “absolutely riveting” and “hard-hitting” storylines.
She also promised strict guidelines would be adhered to during the filming.
“When we come to Shetland we will test all our cast and crew before we leave,” she said.
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