‘Beyond Paradise’: Kris Marshall Returns As DI Humphrey Goodman In ‘Death In Paradise’ Spin-Off
For those of you loving the current ‘Death In Paradise’ cast, but also missing Kris Marshall, we have some good news! The BBC has announced a spin-off, ‘Beyond Paradise‘, which will see the return of DI Humphrey Goodman!
One of the show’s most popular characters, the endearingly awkward and rather unconventional DI Humphrey Goodman (Marshall), led the island’s police team in solving the most mysterious of murders. However, when Humphrey fell hopelessly in love with island tourist, Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton), he decided to leave the sun-soaked paradise to follow her back to the colder climes of the United Kingdom.
Seeking a quieter life away from the stress of the city, Humphrey has taken a job as Detective Inspector in fiancée Martha’s hometown. However, they soon find that country life is anything but peaceful and Humphrey can’t help but be distracted by the town’s surprisingly high crime rate with a new, and very different, case challenging him each week.
“I had the best time playing Humphrey out in Guadeloupe and whilst I was delighted that he got his happy ending with Martha, I always wanted to know what happened next,” said Marshall. “So it’s a joy to be putting his crumpled jacket back on and seeing how life has panned out for him back in the UK. Working with Sally is a dream, and I can’t wait to continue Humphrey and Martha’s story and solve a few seemingly impossible mysteries along the way.”
Created by Tony Jordan (‘Life on Mars’, ‘Hustle’) and ‘Death In Paradise’ creator Robert Thorogood, ‘Beyond Paradise’ is a co-commission between BBC One and BritBox International and will be produced by Red Planet Pictures, part of the Asacha Media Group.
“We always knew there were more Humphrey Goodman tales to be told and with the brilliant Tony Jordan leading the writing team, bringing all the Death in Paradise spirit, humour and joy to this brand new, original series, we can’t wait to get started,” adds Executive Producer for Red Planet Pictures, Tim Key. “While Humphrey is used to contending with fiendishly clever puzzles, the biggest challenge of all is navigating his private life and finding out what happens beyond the ‘happy ever after’. We’re delighted to be working with Kris and Sally again and creating a little bit of Paradise in the UK.”
‘Beyond Paradise‘ does not have a premiere date, but filming will start on location in the UK later this year and further details, including additional casting, will be announced in due course. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add them via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.