Season 9 of Death in Paradise has been confirmed by the BBC.

Following eight fresh episodes and a batch of new characters in 2019’s season 8, more new cast members will be added to the list as the next season spins around.

Here is everything we know about Death in Paradise season 9 including the full cast list with essential times and dates.

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise season 9: Start date

On Tuesday, May 21st, the BBC announced that filming for Death in Paradise season 9 was underway.

However, no confirmed air date for the series has been set.

Filming once again takes place on the beautiful French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, although Executive Producer, Tim Key, has promised some big surprises:

We’re thrilled to be back in Guadeloupe with our fantastic cast and crew getting to work on more ingenious murder mysteries in the Caribbean sun. We can’t wait for the audience to see what we’ve got in store for series 9 – there are some big surprises coming.


Death in Paradise: Cast

DI Jack Mooney will yet again lead the murder mystery cases on the fictional island of Saint Marie, with Ardal O’Hanlon reprising his role as the chief investigator.

Ardal joined the BBC series in series 6 and you’ll recognise the actor as Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted.

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

This time around, however, Ardal will 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 executive producer Tim Key thanked the actor:

We’re very sad to have said goodbye to Danny, who’s brilliant performance as Dwayne has helped make the show such a success.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Danny John-Jules attends the TRIC Awards 2017 at the Grosvenor House on March 14, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Death in Paradise: Ruby

With the departure of Officer Dwayne comes the arrival of new cast member Ruby Patterson.

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 – she is a complete newcomer to TV!

Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

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 Joséphine Jobert, a French actress and singer who has largely appeared in her home nation.

JP is fronted by Tobi Bakare, an actor with a long list of TV and film credits that includes both Kingsman movies, where he played Eggsy’s friend Jamal.

Commissioner Patterson is once again portrayed by accomplished stage actor Don Warrington, who has appeared in Rising Damp, New Street Law, To Play the King and Hamlet.

DS Madeleine Dumas

The newest permanent fixture in the police force is DS Madeleine Dumas, who replaces Joséphine Jobert beloved character, Florence.

Maddie is played by Aude Legastelois, a 31-year-old French actor. You can follow her on Instagram here.

She has performed in a handful of small French films and TV releases over the past 12 months although her role on Death in Paradise will be her first on UK television.



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