The first series of Shetland premiered on March 10, 2013 and only consisted of two episodes. It was picked up for a Series 2 on April 3, 2013.


Based on a novel by Ann Cleeves, Shetland follows a detective inspector and his team as they solve murder cases on the Shetland Isles.


Image Title Original Airdate Episode
Episode 1 Episode 1 March 10, 2013 01 1.01
Elderly Shetlander Mima Wilson is found murdered on the archaeological site in the grounds of her croft. Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez and his team investigate and find that somehow the murder is linked to the Shetland bus.
Episode 2 Episode 2 March 11, 2013 02 1.02
With two murders and no strong leads, Detective Inspector Perez and his team must apprehend the suspect before crowds descend on the Shetland Islands for Up Helly Aa, the biggest fire festival in Europe.