The fifth season of Shetland will premiere on BBC One on Tuesday February 12th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Based on the novels by Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows Jimmy Perez, a native Shetlander who has returned home after a long spell away and leads a murder investigation, uncovering secrets and lies from the past. The drama series is produced by Silverprint Pictures and stars Douglas Henshall, Steven Robertson, Alison O’Donnell, Mark Bonnar, Erin Armstrong and Julie Graham.
In the show’s fifth season, Perez’s investigation uncovers a complex and unsettling network of organised crime. A jogger on her morning run discovers a severed hand on the beach. Perez and the team are shocked by the discovery. Even more so, when a holdall containing further body parts, including a head, is found at an inlet nearby. An initial forensic investigation reveals that the body parts all belong to the same victim. The team use CCTV to trace the victim’s last movements. Having identified him as a young Nigerian man, they start to scrutinise his emails and social media accounts. And it is then that the investigation takes a sinister turn.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.