The highly anticipated fifth series of Shetland is due to kick off tonight on BBC One. Douglas Henshall returns as Detective Jimmy Perez to investigate a spate of new crimes against the stunning Scottish backdrop of the Shetland Isles. Season four proved to be a huge hit with viewers, so fans are eager to tune into the next chapter.
When does Shetland season 5 start?
Shetland season five starts tonight, Tuesday, February 12 at 9pm on BBC One.
All episodes of the Scottish crime drama will air at the same time on Tuesday night over the next number of weeks.
The series will also be available to watch via the BBC iPlayer, with episodes being added to the site after they are broadcast on television.
How many episodes are in Shetland season 5?
There are six episodes in Shetland season five for fans to look forward to.
All previous seasons apart from the first contained six instalments also.
Episodes are an hour in length and will air on Tuesday night for the next six weeks.
What will happen in Shetland season 5?
Shetland season five is based on the eighth novel in Ann Cleeves’ Shetland series, Wild Fire.
In the fifth season, Perez’s investigation into a murder uncovers a secret network of organised crime.
The synopsis for the opening episode reads: “A severed hand washes up on a Shetland beach, with further body parts discovered in a holdall that has been dumped at sea.
“Perez and the team begin a complex murder investigation.”
Other than that, plot details are relatively scarce but a trailer for the season, which can be watched above here, has also been released to give viewers a taste of what to expect.
Who is in the cast of Shetland season 5?
Douglas Henshall returns as the now iconic Detective Jimmy Perez for Shetland series five.
Bill Paterson will reprise his role as Jimmy Perez’s father James.
Steven Robertson from Luther stars as Constable Sandy Wilson alongside Julie Graham as Rhona Kelly.
Other cast members on the bill for season five include Catastrophe’s Mark Bonnar and Owen Whitelaw from Retribution.
Shetland series 5 starts tonight at 9pm on BBC One