Douglas Henshall will make his final appearance as DI Jimmy Perez in the BBC’s acclaimed murder mystery drama Shetland, it has been announced.
Douglas Henshall’s last outing as DI Perez features in a thrilling new six-part series of Shetland which sees the team investigate the mysterious disappearance of a vulnerable young man.
The investigation draws Perez into the secret past of a family new to Shetland, revealing an unimaginable threat to the community.
Written by David Kane, Paul Logue and Denise Paul, the seventh series features guest stars Shauna Macdonald, Laurie Brett, Patrik Robinson, Andrew Whipp, Stuart McQuarrie, Ladi Emeruwa, Lauren Conroy, Nick Nunn and Sorcha Groundsell.
Series regulars are Alison O’Donnell (Tosh), Steven Robertson (Sandy), Mark Bonnar (Duncan), Anne Kidd (Cora), Lewis Howden (Sgt Billy McCabe), Erin Armstrong (Cassie), Angus Miller (Donnie) and Anneika Rose (Maggie Kean).
Series 7 of Shetland also sees the return of Julie Graham as Procutar Fiscal Rhona Kelly.
Gaynor Holmes, Executive Producer for BBC Drama says: “It has been an absolute privilege to work on Shetland over the past few years and watch the show go from strength to strength – in no small part thanks to Douglas’s sensitive, intelligent and memorable portrayal of DI Jimmy Perez...
"We will miss him enormously but he leaves the show in rude health and we’re extremely excited about the plans we have for bringing more of this much loved drama to audiences far and wide.”
Kate Bartlett, Executive Producer, Silverprint Pictures, adds: “It has been amazing to have the opportunity to complete the story of Jimmy Perez and Douglas Henshall is outstanding in the role...
"We had an incredible Scottish cast and crew and David Kane has created a distinctive and emotionally complex story that unfolds against the stunning, evocative landscapes of Shetland. I'm very proud of this series and excited for the new series to come.”
Henshall will leave Shetland at the end of its seventh series, which begins Wednesday 10th August on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.