Shetland Series 8 Release Date: Shetland is a British crime drama television series that premiered on BBC One in 2013. The show is based on the novels by Ann Cleeves and follows Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) as he investigates crimes on the Shetland Islands.
After seven successful seasons, Shetland was renewed for an eighth season in 2022. However, Douglas Henshall announced that he would be leaving the show after the seventh season.
In April 2023, it was announced that Ashley Jensen would be replacing Douglas Henshall as the lead investigator of Shetland Season 8. Jensen will play Detective Inspector Ruth Calder, a native Shetlander who returns to the islands after 20 years working for the Met in London.
Shetland Series 8 Release Date
Shetland Season 8 will premiere on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK.
The show is expected to premiere in the US on BritBox in early 2024, but an exact date has not yet been announced.
Shetland Series 8 Cast
The main cast of Shetland Season 8 includes:
- Ashley Jensen as Detective Inspector Ruth Calder
- Alison O’Donnell as Alison ‘Tosh’ McIntosh
- Steven Robertson as Neil Duncan
- Mark Bonnar as Duncan Hunter
- Erin Armstrong as Cassie Perez
- Lewis Howden as Sandy Wilson
Other cast members include:
- Anne Kidd as Cora McLean
- Alastair Mackenzie as Billy McCabe
- Julie Graham as Rhona Kelly
- Alex Norton as Frank Hunter
- Ciaran Hinds as Magnus Bain
Shetland Series 8 Plot
The plot of Shetland Season 8 has not yet been revealed, but the show is expected to follow Detective Inspector Ruth Calder as she investigates a new crime on the Shetland Islands.
In an interview, Ashley Jensen said that the new season will have a “different dynamic” with Ruth amongst the regular characters and a few more new interesting characters to enjoy.
Last Season Recap
In the seventh season of Shetland, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez investigated the murder of a young woman who was found dead in a remote area of the islands.
Perez also had to deal with the return of his ex-wife, Fran, who was in trouble with the law.
In the final episode of the season, Perez solved the murder case and Fran was arrested. However, Perez also decided to leave Shetland to start a new life with his family.
Where to Watch Shetland Series 8?
If you live in a country where Shetland is not available, you can use a VPN to watch the show on BBC iPlayer.
Shetland Series 8 Trailer
A trailer for Shetland Season 8 has not yet been released. However, you can watch trailers for previous seasons of the show on YouTube.
Shetland Season 8 is set to premiere on November 1st, 2023 on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK. The show will star Ashley Jensen as Detective Inspector Ruth Calder, who takes over from Douglas Henshall as the lead investigator.
The plot of the new season has not yet been revealed, but it is expected to follow Calder as she investigates a new crime on the Shetland Islands.
Shetland is a popular crime drama television series that has been praised for its stunning scenery, well-written stories, and strong performances. The eighth season is sure to be just as enjoyable as the previous seasons.