Filming of the eighth series of Death in Paradise is underway in Guadeloupe, with Ardal O’Hanlon reprising his role as lead detective DI Jack Mooney.
But while Joséphine Jobert (DS Florence Cassell), Tobi Bakare (Officer JP Hooper), Don Warrington (Commissioner Selwyn Patterson) and Elizabeth Bourgine (Catherine Bordey) all return Danny John-Jules (Officer Dwayne Myers) is not.
New cast member Shyko Amos (A Very English Scandal) joins as Officer Ruby Patterson.
“There is nothing quite like Death in Paradise on TV and it hasn’t quite sunk in yet that I’ve joined such a massively popular show. It’s given me a butterfly or two but I’m very excited! Officer Ruby Patterson is a bundle of joy! I am very excited for Death in Paradise viewers to experience her as the new member of the already amazing law enforcement team of Saint Marie,” she says.
Executive Producer, Tim Key, says: “We’re delighted to welcome Shyko to the team. She’s a really exciting young actor who has already made a huge impact on set as Officer Ruby Patterson. We’re very sad to have said goodbye to Danny, who’s brilliant performance as Dwayne has helped make the show such a success. We wish Danny all the very best and look forward to working with him again. But it’s wonderful to be back in Guadeloupe with our fantastic cast and crew to get stuck in to some more intriguing murder mysteries in the Caribbean sun. We can’t wait for the audience to see what we’ve got in store”.
ABC has screened 6 seasons in Australia.