BBC One’s hit crime drama Death in Paradise has been recommissioned for an eighth season.
Produced by Red Planet Pictures, the series is filmed on the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Ardal O’Hanlon will return to head up the team as lead detective DI Jack Mooney.
Season seven kicked off on January 4, with episode one pulling in more than 8.2 million consolidated viewers and a slot-winning 31 percent share of the audience.
Tim Key, executive producer at Red Planet Pictures, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Saint Marie for more fun and intrigue—as well as some big surprises. It’s a joy to work on a show that is so loved by its audience and we can’t wait to head back to Guadeloupe and start filming later this year.”
Tommy Bulfin, BBC’s executive producer and drama commissioning editor for Northern Ireland, added: “Death in Paradise is a much-loved gem in the BBC One schedules and we are so delighted to announce that it will be returning in 2019 for its eighth series.”