How many episodes are there in Shetland season 7? | The Sun

THE detective drama is set to return to our screens for a seventh series.

How many episodes can viewers expect from Shetland on the BBC?

How many episodes are in Shetland season seven?

DI Jimmy Perez (portrayed by Douglas Henshall) returns for another season.

Based on Ann Cleeves' book series, Shetland Island Mystery, the programme was initially launched with just two episodes in 2013.

Thankfully for fans, it has since veered in a new direction due to its success.

The seasons that followed the first instalment were then made up of six episodes each.

The seventh series will also be coming back for another six episodes in total.

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Is Shetland season seven available to watch on BBC iPlayer?

Another piece of good news for Shetland fans: the show is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Each episode is released weekly after being broadcast.

What is Shetland about?

First released in March 2013, the show reveals the dark side of one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Shetland follows Detective Jimmy Perez and his team in the investigation of various criminal cases that take place in the Shetland Islands, in Scotland.

The newest season focuses on the disappearance of a young man.

When is Shetland on TV?

The long wait is finally over for fans of the crime drama.

The first episode of Shetland season seven will air on BBC1 on August 10 at 9 pm.

The remaining five episodes will be broadcast weekly at 9pm before being made available on BBC iPlayer.

Fans will be happy to know that an eighth instalment is definitely on the cards.

The BBC has confirmed that there will be another series of Shetland as author Ann Cleeves announced that the eighth book of her literary series will be the last one.

It's thought the next series will be filmed with some new faces as main character Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez, played by Douglas Henshall, will be leaving.

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