First airing in March 2013, BBC’s police procedural Shetland is part mystery, part action, part suspense drama set in the stark and beautiful Shetland Isles. It follows detective inspector Jimmy Perez, played by Douglas Henshall, as he and detective sergeant “Tosh” MacIntosh (Alison O’Donnell) and detective constable Sandy Wilson (Steven Robertson) solve unusual crimes in a rural part of the world that has its own set of rules. Season 5 has begun on the BBC in the UK, and it will be coming to the U.S. delayed by only a few weeks, arriving this April.
The series is loosely based on characters and stories from a set of novels by Ann Cleeves. We named season four of the series the best British/UK series of 2018 in our year-end wrap-up here at borg. Take a look at our review of season four here.
BBC released a preview for the series’ next season. After a gruesome discovery, Perez and his team track the murderer in a complex investigation. Here’s the trailer for season 5 of Shetland:
Airing now in the UK, look for Shetland season five coming to the U.S. this April, airing exclusively on BritBox, which will be available here via Amazon Prime.