The BBC and Red Planet Pictures have released an image teasing the new lead actor who will replace Ardal O’Hanlon as the new Detective Inspector on Death In Paradise. As TVWise reported last week, O’Hanlon is poised to exit the Caribbean set crime drama and will make his final appearance as Detective Inspector Jack Mooney during the show’s ninth season, which is set to premiere in early 2020.
Both the the Beeb and Red Planet are staying quiet on just which actor they have lined up as the new lead, but today’s teaser image reveals it’s a man. He is pictured sat on a hammock on the beach looking out at the ocean. The new star will join a cast that includes Tobi Bakare, Shyko Amos, Don Warrington, Elizabeth Bourgine and Aude Legastelois.
Death In Paradise was created by Robert Thorogood and follows a British detective and his local police team as they investigate crimes on the tropical island of Saint Marie. The series is produced by Red Planet Pictures, with Tim Key and Tommy Bulfin serving as executive producers. The BBC has renewed the series through season ten. It is produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe. Season nine will see the Honoré Police team get to know their new DS, Madeleine, while a surprise kiss catches Jack off guard.
Check out the teaser image of the new DI below: