Ardal O’Hanlon is heading back to the Caribbean after BBC One bosses ordered an eighth series of hit crime drama Death in Paradise.
O’Hanlon, the show’s third leading man since it launched in 2011, will return as lead detective DI Jack Mooney in the popular sun-soaked crime series.
Filmed on the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, the eighth series of the award-winning drama will continue to keep audiences guessing with intriguing mysteries, cunning plot twists and a star-studded array of guest cast.
The eighth series was commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, Director of Content, and Piers Wenger, Controller of Drama Commissioning.
Tim Key will continue to executive produce for Red Planet Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Death In Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures production, produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe.
Tim Key, Executive Producer, Red Planet Pictures, says: “We’re delighted to be returning to Saint Marie for more fun and intrigue – as well as some big surprises. It’s a joy to work on a show that is so loved by its audience and we can’t wait to head back to Guadeloupe and start filming later this year.”
Tommy Bulfin, BBC Executive Producer and Drama Commissioning Editor for Northern Ireland, adds: “Death in Paradise is a much loved gem in the BBC One schedules and we are so delighted to announce that it will be returning in 2019 for its eighth series.”