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Popular BBC Drama Beyond Paradise returns with a Christmas special

The BBC has announced that Red Planet Pictures’ Beyond Paradise, will return for a second series and a Christmas special following the huge success of series one.

BBC Beyond Paradise
Image: Credit: BBC/Red Planet Pictures/Todd Anthony

UPDATE: Filming has now begun for the Christmas special and brand-new series of Beyond Paradise. This is the first festive edition of the popular show and the new series will air at the end of the year on BBC One and iPlayer and was co-commissioned with BritBox.

Returning to the popular show with their heart-warming relationships and puzzling criminal capers are Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman, Sally Bretton as Martha Lloyd, Zahra Ahmadi as DS Esther Williams, Dylan Llewellyn as PC Kelby Hartford, Felicity Montagu as office support Margo Martins and Barbara Flynn as Anne Lloyd.

Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama says: “I’m beyond excited to return to Shipton Abbott for both a Christmas special and second series of Beyond Paradise. The response from BBC viewers to series one has been a joy to see, and like its millions of fans I’m intrigued to find out what new mysteries lie in store for Humphrey, Martha and the team.”

Tim Key, Executive Producer, Red Planet Pictures says: “We’ve been blown away by the audience response to the show and are so happy that people have taken it to their hearts. We can’t wait to get our amazing cast back together to continue the story – and to be able to pay a visit to Shipton Abbott at Christmas is even better.”

Reemah Sakaan, CEO BritBox International says: “From developing this series to its launch, Beyond Paradise has fulfilled the promise we saw in it, immediately growing a healthy fanbase amongst international audiences, with its abundant charm, humour and gripping mysteries, all fronted by a first class cast. We are thrilled to partner again with the BBC and Red Planet Pictures to bring more of this show to our subscribers, as part of our best in British programming line-up.”

The Christmas special will air in the 2023 festive season with series two landing next year. BBC also confirmed Death In Paradise with TWO Christmas specials!