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Shetland: Series 5 - Preview

Shetland Series 5

Preview by Jack Foley

The highly anticipated fifth series of the award-winning crime drama, Shetland, is released on DVD on April 15, 2019 and is available on Digital Download now.

From best-selling crime writer Anne Cleeves, Shetland stars Douglas Henshaw (Primeval, In Plain Sight) as DI Jimmy Perez and is set against the stunning backdrop of the Shetland Isles.

DI Perez and his team investigate crimes within a close-knit community, but in this isolated and sometimes inhospitable environment the team must rely on uniquely resourceful policing to unpick the truth.

In Shetland Series 5, a severed hand washes up on a Shetland beach, while a young man’s head has been discovered badly mutilated inside a holdall. The victim is identified as a Nigerian man spotted in Lerwick a few days before, but what was he doing on the islands?

In investigating the murder, DI Perez becomes involved in the search for a vulnerable young woman, which leads him to uncover a complex network of human trafficking across the islands.

Shetland Series 5 and Shetland Series 1-5 are distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment and available to order from and iTunes.