Filming Begins On ‘Death In Paradise’ Season 10 With Cast Changes

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24 Jul 20

Filming Begins On ‘Death In Paradise’ Season 10 With Cast Changes

Those of you who enjoy murder-mystery in the sun-soaked Caribbean, rejoice! Death In Paradise has begun filming Season 10 on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, making it one of the first BBC single camera dramas to start filming since lockdown. However, there are going to be a few cast changes in the upcoming series.

Returning to the sun-soaked island to reprise their roles are Ralf Little as D.I. Neville Parker, Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, Tobi Bakare as D.S. JP Hooper and Elizabeth Bourgine as Mayor Catherine Bordey. However, Shyko Amos who played Ruby Patterson, and Aude Legastelois-Bidé who played Detective Sergeant Madeleine Dumas, will be leaving the drama.

“After two series bringing law, order, and joy to the streets of Saint Marie, we’re sad to say goodbye to Ruby Patterson who made such a massive impact in such a short time,” commented the BBC in a statement. “DS Madeleine Dumas will also be departing Saint Marie’s sunny shores and we would like to thank Shyko Amos and Aude Legastelois-Bidé for bringing Ruby and Madeleine to life and wish them all the very best for the future.”

As well as the usual baffling murders, intriguing puzzles and famous guest stars, viewers can expect some huge surprises as the show celebrates a decade as one of the most loved British dramas – and these surprises begin with the return of D.S. Florence Cassell, played by audience favourite Josephine Jobert. Florence thinks she’s ready to get back to work after her fiancé’s death two years ago – but she hadn’t banked on her new boss, Neville. As she tries to understand his peculiarities, sparks are bound to fly…

Neville soon realises he is existing in the Caribbean, rather than embracing life there. With Florence’s help, he determines to seize the day and finds himself starting to reveal some of his secrets – including of a romantic nature. But is Neville really built for a life in the tropics? And is a romantic relationship ever going to be possible for him?

In addition to the return of D.S. Florence Cassell, there is brand-new face to the team in the shape of Tahj Miles (‘Class Dismissed’, Young Simba in UK production of ‘The Lion King’). His character, 18-year-old petty criminal Marlon Pryce, is a ball of energy and thinks he knows it all. But when he runs into JP, his life takes an unexpected turn and he finds himself looking at a very different future to the one he expected.

The arrival of twins is the least of JP’s challenges as he finds Marlon – and some shocking developments at work – testing him to his limits. Selwyn’s frustrations with his new detective take a back seat when he finds himself in the firing line and Catherine’s life is turned upside down when the death of a friend pulls her into grave danger.

“We are delighted to be able to start filming and can’t wait to celebrate our tenth series with our audience,” comments Executive Producer, Tim Key. “It’s a joy to be working with Josephine Jobert again and we think the viewers will love watching her trying to get to grips with Neville. And we are very happy to welcome Tahj Miles to the show. Marlon is going to make real waves once he arrives in Saint Marie. We’ve got some real treats for our long-term viewers as the series progresses – including some major surprises and the possibility of another returning face or two. We are determined to make this our biggest and best series yet and can’t wait to take our viewers back to Saint Marie in 2021.”

‘Death In Paradise’ is a Red Planet Pictures production for BBC One made with the support of the region of Guadeloupe and internationally distributed by BBC Studios. Series ten is produced by Jim Poyser.

Death In Paradise‘ Season 10 will premiere on BBC One in 2021.