Nina Wadia (EastEnders), Steve Pemberton (Inside No.9), Jade Anouka (Cleaning Up), Javone Prince (PhoneShop), Adrian Edmondson (The Young Ones), Alexander Vlahos (Versailles), Nell Hudson (Victoria), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge) and Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) have been tapped to guest star in the upcoming ninth season of BBC One’s drama series Death In Paradise.
Nina Wadia will be a recurring guest star and will appear in multiple episodes. “It’s been wonderful playing Anna, who in having to start her life over, rediscovers herself whilst unexpectedly finding romance on the island!”, she said in a statement. “I laughed my way through it all; how could I not with that fantastic cast?”
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 drama series is produced by Red Planet Pictures and stars Ardal O’Hanlon, Aude Legastelois, Tobi Bakare, Shyko Amos, Elizabeth Bourgine and Don Warrington. As TVWise previously reported, Ardal O’Hanlon is poised to exit during season nine and will be replaced as the lead by Ralf Little.
Additional guest stars this season includes: Louise Brealey, Matt King, Clare Hope-Ashitey, Elliot Cowan , Amanda Hale, Alexandra Roach, Adrian Bower, Michael Obiora, Chanel Cresswell, Sam Troughton, Ellen Thomas, Peter De Jersey, Kadiff Kirwan, Andi Osho and Barbara Flynn.
The BBC has renewed Death In Paradise through season ten. It is produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe and distributed by BBC Studios. Season nine will see the Honoré Police team get to know their new DS, Madeleine, while a surprise kiss catches Jack off guard. Season nine is expected to premiere on BBC One in early 2020.
“Our casting director, Sacha Green, has really excelled this year, delivering one of the strongest guest casts we’ve ever had. It’s wonderful to see how enthusiastic everyone is when they join the Death in Paradise family – it feels like a real badge of honour! I can’t wait to share the results of everyone’s hard work with our audience next year”, said Red Planet Pictures’ Tim Key, who serves as an executive producer on the series alongside the BBC’s Drama Commissioning Editor Tommy Bulfin.