BBC One’s hit crime drama ‘Death in Paradise‘, has landed a double season renewal following its successful 8th series run, taking it to 10 Seasons.
Ardal O’Hanlon will return to head up the Saint Marie police team as lead detective DI Jack Mooney alongside Tobi Bakare (Officer JP Hooper), Shyko Amos (Officer Ruby Patterson), Don Warrington (Commissioner Selwyn Patterson) and Elizabeth Bourgine (Catherine Bordey).
Joining the team will be Aude Legastelois, who becomes a new series regular, DS Madeleine Dumas, following her debut in the last 2 episodes of Season 8. Joining the Honoré Police, Madeleine will aid Jack, JP and Ruby in cracking the mind-boggling murders on the island.
“I’m thrilled that I’ve been given the opportunity to continue my role as Madeleine and to rejoin the cast of Death in Paradise,” commented Legastelois. “I can’t wait for Madeleine to be fully integrated into the Honoré Police team and for the viewers to get to know her further.”
Since launching in 2011, Death in Paradise remains one of television’s highest-rating dramas. Season 8 got off to a fantastic start on Thursday 10 January, with Episode 1 pulling in 8.9 million consolidated viewers.
“We’re over the moon with the response to series eight and can’t wait to get back to Guadeloupe to start filming the new series,” adds Tim Key, Executive Producer, Red Planet Pictures. “It’s an honour to be part of a show which is so loved by its audience and the decision to commission two series shows how much it is valued by the BBC. We’re excited to let the audience get to know our new characters better whilst also throwing some major surprises into the mix along the way – and of course solving the odd murder or sixteen.”
The 9th and 10th Seasons were commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, and Piers Wenger, Controller of Drama Commissioning. Tim Key will continue to executive produce for Red Planet Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Death in Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures production, produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe.
Filmed on the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, Season 9 of the award-winning drama will continue to keep audiences guessing with ingenious mysteries, cunningly clever plot twists and a star-studded array of guest cast.
If you missed ‘Death in Paradise‘ Season 8 you can catch up right now on BBC iPlayer.