Death in Paradise renewed for two more seasons
James R | On 07, Jan 2021
BBC One has given Death in Paradise a double renewal, with the show set to return for two more seasons.
The much-loved hit, set on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this January, with the season premiere airing tonight – despite production being delayed by three months done the coronavirus pandemic and subsequently accelerated to ensure filming could complete and viewers could enjoy the show in its usual January slot.
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. Season 9 averaged over eight million viewers, with each episode being the most watched programme of the day.
BBC Commissioning Editor Tommy Bulfin says: “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.”
Seasons 11 and 12 will see cast regulars and new faces alike descend on Saint Marie, delving into a world of mysterious murders and perplexing puzzles that have gained Death in Paradise its reputation as a shining example of the crime drama genre. Indeed, it ranked as one of our best mystery shows of 2020.
“BBC One’s flagship murder mystery has never been better than the last few episodes of 2020’s season, wherein Ralph Little swooped in as the show’s fourth lead detective,” we wrote.
Executive Producer Tim Key says: “We are hugely proud of Season ten and delighted we’ll be heading back to Saint Marie to continue the story. 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.”