BBC orders double Death in Paradise
BBC One has ordered two more series of Death in Paradise, the crime drama set on the fictional island of Sainte Marie.
Filmed on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the series is entering its second decade in production: the first run was filmed in 2011.
Created by Robert Thorogood, the Red Planet Pictures series is licensed to more than 230 territories; in the UK, series nine averaged over eight million viewers with each episode being the most watched programme of the day.
Series 10 was filmed entirely throughout the pandemic, which knocked the regular shooting schedule by three months, but was it was accelerated to get it ready for tx in its usual January slot.
Executive producer Tim Key said: “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.”
BBC commissioning editor Tommy Bulfin added: “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.”
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