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Shetland Season 8: Who Will Take on Douglas Henshall’s Previous Role?

Because a new season of Shetland without Jimmy Perez seems impossible, it could take you a while to understand why you’re reading this post in the first place. The criminal drama will soon become a reality, therefore the BBC is doing the unthinkable. Henshall expressed his regret to the BBC, saying, “I’ll miss him and the location. I wish everyone participating the best of luck with the upcoming events.

Here is everything you need to know about Shetland’s forthcoming season, even if there hasn’t been much said about season 8 up to this point other than the fact that it’s occurring.

When Will the Eighth Season of Shetland Premiere?

According to RadioTimes, Shetland season 8 will begin filming in the spring of 2023, and its episodes will make their debut the following year.

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The new season’s release date hasn’t yet been made public, according to the official streaming sources.

What is the Shetland Season 8 Cast Roster?

Jimmy Perez won’t be appearing this season, as was previously indicated. But the story doesn’t end there. Duncan Hunter, played by Mark Bonner, won’t appear in the season 7 premiere or any further episodes, according to RadioTimes. In addition to these two, we have also seen Maggie Kean’s final performance in her duty as public prosecutor; Annika Rose also played the same part.


In addition to this, we anticipate seeing the following cast members again. The actual cast list hasn’t yet been made public, though, according to BBC:

  • Alison O’Donnell as DS Alison ‘Tosh’ McIntosh
  •  Steven Robertson as DC Sandy Wilson
  •  Lewis Howden as Sgt Billy McCabe
  • Angus Miller as Donnie
  •  Conor McCarry as PC Alex Grant
  •  Anne Kidd as Cora McLean

Who Will Take on Douglas Henshall’s Previous Role?

We did not anticipate seeing a Shetland season without Douglas Henshall. However, BBC has made the unconventional decision to accept a new lead. Here is what Henshall had to say about this most recent modification to Radio Times.

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“Knowing that they are filming the eighth series while I’m not there will be strange. It won’t be the same show I was in, but I hope it works out and I wish them luck. They will need to create an entirely new show.

The executive producer of BBC Drama, Gaynor Holmes, contrasted this by saying, “We will miss him greatly but he leaves the show in rude health and we’re incredibly enthusiastic about the plans we have for bringing more of this much-loved drama to fans far and wide.”

More Social Media Conversations Season 8 of Shetland

There are various social media pages for the British mystery drama series Shetland that keep followers up to speed on series news. The public has acknowledged that the show won’t be the same without its star Jimmy Pèrez, but they are appreciative of its return for season 8.

Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his staff of law enforcement officers solve and look into crimes in a small island village throughout the series. We shall learn more about Shetland season 8’s release date, storyline, cast, trailer, spoilers, streaming options, and other information as we continue reading this article.

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