Sunday, 7 April 2013

Douglas Henshall: 'Shetland' second series commissioned

Shetland crime drama returns for more
Douglas Henshall is returning to lead the cast in the debut of 'Shetland' as detective Jimmy Perez. Photo BBC BBC ONE has commissioned a further six episodes of the murder mystery Shetland based on the crime novels of author Ann Cleeves to be filmed in the isles this year.
Following the huge success of the initial two part debut featuring actor Douglas Henshall as detective Jimmy Perez, the broadcaster has commissioned three more Shetland books by Cleeves for the TV screen.
The initial two part drama Shetland was based on Red Bones, the third book in Cleeves' Shetland Quartet, and was watched by more than 12 million people over two nights last month.

Two of the remaining books in the quartet will now be filmed by ITV Studios as two 60 minute episodes with screenplays from three different writers.
Read more at Shetland News

Also reported by Digital Spy, Red Magazine, and many others, and tweeted by the BBC

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