Death in Paradise recommissioned for two more series - lots more mysteries!

Death in paradise season 10
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Great news for Death in Paradise fans

Death in Paradise has been recommissioned for two more series on BBC1, the broadcaster has announced.

With Death in Paradise season 10 starting tonight on BBC1 at 9pm, the Beeb brought out the news that fans will have at least a further two series to enjoy.

Interestingly no cast has yet been announced for series 11 and 12. Could this mean that Saint Marie will get a new lead cop? Or will Ralf Little’s DI Neville Parker remain on detecting duties?

The team behind the show say they have big plans for its future.

Executive Producer Tim Key says: “We are hugely proud of series 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.”

Belinda Campbell, Joint Managing Director of Red Planet Pictures adds: “We’re delighted that Death in Paradise has been recommissioned for two more series. It’s testament to the talent of the cast and production team and the loyalty of our amazing audience that after 10 series we remain one of the UK’s favourite TV dramas.”

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Amazingly Death in Paradise is shown in over 230 territories across the globe. Meanwhile, season 10 promises to be a real cracker.

It will see the return of Josephine Jobert as DS Florence Cassell and Sarah Martins as DS Camille Bordey.

Also, in something of a shock twist given the character is dead, DI Richard Poole (played by Ben Miller) will turn up!

There’s also a string of top guest stars in the new series of Death in Paradise including ex Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher and comedian Jason Manford.

Death in Paradise returns to BBC1 tonight at 9pm (see our TV Guide for more shows to enjoy).

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer for TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!