Death in Paradise is one of the most popular programmes on British TV.
The show has been renewed season after season as is now onto its eighth series in 2019.
Officer Ruby Patterson is a brand new addition to the cast for series eight.
So, will there be a series 10 of Death in Paradise? Here’s everything you need to know…
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Will There Be a Series 10 of Death in Paradise?
Yes! It’s more than likely that Death in Paradise will carry on for a tenth series.
Season 9 is due to start in January 2020 with filming for season 10 estimated to begin in April 2020.
Will Brexit Affect Death in Paradise?
The Crime Drama has been filmed abroad for most of its seasons so it’s future looks shaky with Brexit looming.
According to Radio Times, the show’s writer and creator, Robert Thorogood, has said that filming for the show could be made difficult due to its overseas filming location in Guadeloupe.
He said: “Guadeloupe is an overseas territory of France, so it’s part of the EU, which makes it really easy to film there…If we left the single market, it could make things much harder for us. So, like the rest of the UK, we’re just going to have to wait and see what happens after Brexit”.
Filming for series 9 should begin around April 2019 but a Brexit deal should be made by March 2019 meaning that any changes to the show’s format would have to be made before series 9 starts.
Some Death in Paradise scenes were filmed in London in 2016 so you never know, the show could move to the UK!
When is Death in Paradise On?
The Death in Paradise season 8 premiere aired Thursday, January 10th 2019.
Episode 1 of the new series aired on BBC1 at 9 pm.
The eight-part series will continue airing every Thursday night until the end of February in the same TV slot.
Death in Paradise Cast
DI Jack Mooney is leading the murder mystery cases on the fictional island of Saint Marie in season 8, with Ardal O’Hanlon reprising his role as the chief investigator.
This time around, however, Ardal is not be joining forces with Officer Dwayne Myers.
The series favourite has been there from the off, helping to solve over 60 murders in the process.
Actor Danny John-Jules explained to Radio Times that he wanted to leave the show on a high, with series 8 proving the perfect time to depart.
Death in Paradise Ruby
With the departure of Officer Dwayne comes the arrival of new cast member Ruby Patterson for season 8.
Ruby is Commissioner Patterson’s niece and joins the crew as an eager new recruit fresh out of police college.
Actress Shyko Amos plays the role.
DS Florence Cassell, JP Hooper and Commissioner Patterson
Other regular island police enforcers Florence Cassell, JP Hooper and Commissioner Patterson all return in their usual roles.
Florence is played by French actress Joséphine Jobert, Tobi Bakare plays JP and Commissioner Patterson is once again portrayed by Don Warrington.
WATCH DEATH IN PARADISE ON BBC 1 EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AT 8 PM.
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