UK mystery drama Death in Paradise has been renewed for two more seasons by the BBC, just as its 10th season is launching.
Set on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, series 10 was filmed entirely through the pandemic, with production delayed by three months.
Series 11 and 12 will see cast regulars and new faces alike descend on Saint Marie.
Executive Producer Tim Key: “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, says: “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.”
The show is one of the broadcasters biggest exports, licensed to over 230 territories, often proving the best performing drama on its respective channel in each region. In the UK, series nine averaged over eight million viewers.
BBC Commissioning Editor Tommy Bulfin says: “We’re really proud of Death In Paradise and know how popular it is with viewers, offering some much needed escapism as well as compelling whodunnits and deeply satisfying plot twists. We hope audiences enjoy the tenth anniversary series starting tonight, and they have lots to look forward to with series 11 and 12.”
Death in Paradise screens in Australia on both BBC First and ABC.