‘Death In Paradise’ Renewed For 2 More Seasons Before 10th Anniversary Premiere Tonight
Get ready for plenty more ‘Death In Paradise‘ as the BBC announces the crime drama has been renewed for two more seasons, taking it up to, at least, Season 12.
The much-loved hit, filmed on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, with the first episode of the 10th Season premiering tonight on BBC One. The production was determined to make sure this landmark season arrived for fans on time, accelerating filming through the pandemic to make up for the three-month production delay.
“We are hugely proud of series ten and delighted we’ll be heading back to Saint Marie to continue the story,” commented Executive Producer Tim Key. “Our amazing cast and crew have delivered against the odds this year and we can’t wait to get going again – we’ve got huge plans for the future, with lots of surprises to come.”
The 10th-anniversary series is set to see a number of old and new faces pop up alongside the current cast including Sara Martins, who played D.S. Camille Bordey, Josephine Jobert as D.S. Florence Cassell, and a certain Mr. Ben Miller, which is set to cameo as D.I. Richard Poole. They join Ralf Little who returns as D.I. Neville Parker, alongside Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, Tobi Bakare as Sergeant JP Hooper, and Elizabeth Bourgine as Mayor Catherine Bordey. Joining them is Tahj Miles as a new member, a wayward 19-year-old turned promising police recruit, Marlon Pryce.
“We’re delighted that Death In Paradise has been recommissioned for two more series,” adds Belinda Campbell, Joint Managing Director of Red Planet Pictures, who make the drama. “It’s testament to the talent of the cast and production team and the loyalty of our amazing audience that after 10 series we remain one of the UK’s favourite TV dramas.”
Death In Paradise is licensed to over 230 territories and has proved incredibly successful across the world, often proving the best performing drama on its respective channel in each region. In the UK, Death In Paradise continues to be phenomenally popular, with series nine averaging over eight million viewers and each episode being the most watched programme of the day.
“We’re really proud of Death In Paradise and know how popular it is with viewers, offering some much-needed escapism as well as compelling whodunnits and deeply satisfying plot twists,” said BBC Commissioning Editor Tommy Bulfin. “We hope audiences enjoy the tenth-anniversary series starting tonight, and they have lots to look forward to with series 11 and 12.”
‘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.
‘Death In Paradise‘ Season 10 premieres tonight (7th January 2021) at 9pm on BBC One. The drama airs on PBS in the USA.
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