Fans of BBC One crime drama Shetland got their first look at the upcoming series, which will see Douglas Henshall make one last appearance as DI Jimmy Perez.
Following the announcement that the 56-year-old Scottish actor will be leaving his role in the murder mystery series, the BBC has released a first trailer before the show’s seventh series airs in August.
The trailer opens with DI Jimmy Perez telling his team: “I got a call of interest from Rachel Cairns. Her son, Connor, has yet to return home.
“This is a vulnerable young man. For the sake of the family, let’s find him.”
Henshall made his acting debut as DI Jimmy Perez in 2013 in the television adaptation of Ann Cleeves’ crime novels.
He announced his departure from the show earlier in the week, with the BBC saying he would be leaving to explore other acting opportunities.
The trailer continues with dramatic cutscenes and some violent scenes, as tension around Connor’s disappearance grows.
It ended when Rachel yelled, “Just found my son!” before panning out to show picturesque views of the Shetland Islands coastline.
Henshall has starred alongside main actors including Alison O’Donnell, Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar and Julie Graham in seven series.
Despite Henshall’s departure, the show is expected to return for an eighth series in 2023, with alternate roles to be announced in due time.
Series eight of Shetland will begin filming from spring 2023 at locations across Shetland and across Scotland, the BBC has announced.
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