Written by on Apr 8, 2013. Posted in On Location

Shetland to get further location filming showcase with full BBC drama series

Shetland off the northern tip of Scotland will get another location filming showcase with a full series commission for the TV drama of the same name. Produced by ITV Studios for the BBC, the full series of Shetland will be based on three locally-set novels written by Ann Cleves.

“I am so pleased we are taking Shetland to a full series,” said Christopher Aird, Head of Drama for BBC Scotland and Executive Producer on Shetland: “[Actor] Douglas Henshall is a hugely talented lead and Shetland such a unique part of the country; we can look forward to a series of characterful, thrilling and windswept stories.”

Red Bones, the show’s two-part debut, won a large TV audience in March 2013 and so Shetland will return to film on location in the coming months.

On a lighter note, Shetland was also the recent setting for Blink Productionsdancing pony commercial, filmed near the capital, Lerwick.

(Shetland still: BBC/ITV Studios; Main page image: Shetland Islands Council)


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