BBC has confirmed there will be not one but two Christmas specials of the popular show and two more series.
The series saw the nation’s favourite detective, DI Neville Parker, not only deceived by his girlfriend but also framed for murder.
Lindsay Salt, Director of BBC Drama says: “With its sparkling blend of mystery, humour and heart, Death In Paradise continues to delight the millions of us who make the return trip to Saint Marie with every sun-drenched episode. It is a programme that goes from strength to strength, and I could not be happier that it will return for another two series and specials on BBC One and iPlayer.”
Filmed on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, Death in Paradise follows Saint Marie’s crime-fighting team to solve the most complex and mysterious murder cases and are joined by an impressive array of guest stars each week.
Tim Key, Executive Producer, Red Planet Pictures says: “The response to series 12 has been incredible, so we’re delighted that we’ll be heading back to Guadeloupe for at least two more series! We’ve got an amazing and joyful Christmas special in store, and then series 13 begins with our 100th episode, so we’ve got plenty of surprises ready to celebrate that milestone. We’ve got huge plans for the future and can’t wait to get going again”.
Last year saw the return of Death in Paradise and a Christmas special with over 8 million viewers.