BBC One has handed out a two season renewal to their long-running drama series Death In Paradise. With the pick up, which comes just as the show’s eighth season wrapped its run, the Caribbean set crime drama will be back for a ninth and tenth season.
Death In Paradise follows DI Jack Mooney and his local police team as they investigate crimes on the tropical island of Saint Marie. The drama series, which was created by Robert Thorogood, is produced by Red Planet Pictures and stars Ardal O’Hanlon, Tobi Bakare, Don Warrington, Elizabeth Bourgine and Shyko Amos.
The ninth and tenth seasons were commissioned by the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore and the BBC’s Controller of Drama Commissioning Piers Wenger. The executive producers are Tim Key for Red Planet Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. “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”, said BBC Drama Commissioning Editor Tommy Bulfin.
While Red Planet Pictures’ Tim Key added: “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 honour 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.”