THE trailer for series seven of Shetland has been released. 

It comes after the announcement from the BBC that Douglas Henshall will make his final appearance as DI Jimmy Perez in the drama at the end of the season which airs next month. 

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Speaking about his departure from the show, Henshall said: "After series five of Shetland, David Kane and I decided we wanted to do two more series to complete the story of Jimmy Perez.

"So series six and seven were commissioned together to give us time to wrap up Perez's story to a satisfactory end.

"It’s been one of the privileges of my career to play Jimmy Perez for almost ten years and to work with so many wonderful people both in front of and behind the camera, and also to spend so much time in Shetland.

"The Isles were so much a part of our show and of Perez himself. I’ll miss him and the place.

"I wish everyone involved much luck with whatever happens next."

Shetland returns to BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Scotland on Wednesday, August 10.

The show will return for an eighth series in 2023, with a new lead and further casting to be announced in due course.