Actor Douglas Henshall discussed BBC One’s Scottish crime drama Shetland continuing after he left the show, saying: “I just hope they don’t mess it up.”
enshall bids farewell to the beloved murder mystery drama after season seven aired earlier this year, after nearly a decade of portraying its protagonist, Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez.
He appeared on Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg and discussed the future of the show and whether it can continue to run without Det Insp Perez’s character, as the BBC has confirmed series 8 is in the works. be done.
When asked why he left, he said: “Honestly, I think we killed enough people on a small island.
“I think 10 years is a huge amount of time.
“I think we explored his personal story.
“I think all the ends of those threads need to be tied together in some way.”
As for whether the show could survive without his character, he added: “Yes, I mean I think it does – I’m glad it’s happening and I hope it does. successful.
“You know, that means there’s a lot of work for Scottish actors.
“You know, there’s more work for a crew, the more money goes into the islands.
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“You know, so I just hope they don’t mess it up, that’s all.
“I think it’s definitely the right thing for me to go.
“And I’m not leaving.
“(Shetland writer) David Kane and I, after series five, sat down and thought about how many more of these we could make?
“We thought that if we had two more seasons, then we could finish and finish well.
“But it was the end of the whole show, it wasn’t just to end Jimmy Perez and let him go.
“It was the show coming to an end.
“The BBC decided they wanted to resurrect it and reinvent it to some extent, so this won’t be a show I’ve been on, but it gives them a chance to do something different. bye.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/douglas-henshall-hopes-they-dont-make-a-mess-of-shetland-after-leaving-show-42052280.html Douglas Henshall hopes ‘they don’t mess up’ Shetland after leaving show