BBC Gives Double Season Renewal to Death in Paradise


The BBC One drama Death in Paradise has been ordered for two more seasons following its successful eighth run.

Produced by Red Planet Pictures, Death in Paradise launched on the BBC in 2011. For the new seasons, Ardal O’Hanlon will return to head up the Saint Marie police team as lead detective DI Jack Mooney alongside Tobi Bakare, Shyko Amos, Don Warrington and Elizabeth Bourgine. Aude Legastelois joins as series regular.

Legastelois said: “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. 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.”

Tim Key, executive producer at Red Planet Pictures, said: “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. It’s an honor 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.”

Tommy Bulfin, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, added: “We are delighted to announce that Death in Paradise is coming back to BBC One. The show is a jewel in our roster of top drama and we are thrilled that it’s returning.”