The BBC have released the first trailer for crime drama Shetland. The second series is comprised of 3 2-part stories and sees Douglas Henshall return as Detective Jimmy Perez.
This second series also sees the addition of Brian Cox and Julie Graham.
Based on the novels by Ann Cleeves, the second series of Shetland will focus on the three remaining stories from Ann’s Shetland quartet – Raven Black, Blue Lightning and Dead Water – told as three two-part (2×60-minute) episodes.
Starring in the first two-parter adapted from the Raven Black story, Cox plays Magnus Bain, a solitary man and social outsider who finds himself the focus of a murder investigation.
Julie Graham plays procurator fiscal Rhona Kelly – a new returning character who will make her mark in the first and third stories of the series.
Julie Graham is looking forward to her new role in the drama: “Rhona is a woman who commands attention so it’s a joy to play such a strong female character. I loved the first series of Shetland and I’m delighted to be joining Dougie and the rest of the cast as a new returning character. It’ll also be lovely to be back filming in Scotland and visiting Shetland.”
Elaine Collins, Executive Producer, ITV Studios, says: “I’m delighted to be working with the BBC again on this first six-part series of Shetland, and thrilled that Brian Cox and Julie Graham are joining our wonderful central cast led by Douglas Henshall. We have an extremely strong line-up of writers and directors this year and are all looking forward to returning to the compelling and unique landscape of Shetland.”
Shetland is expected in March on BBC ONE.