Death in Paradise Season 9 starts tonight!
Death in Paradise Series Nine starts tonight - January 9th 2020
Series nine of BBC One's smash hit crime drama, Death in Paradise, welcomes a raft of acting talent alongside series regulars Ardal O'Hanlon, Aude Legastelois, Tobi Bakare, Shyko Amos, Elizabeth Bourgine and Don Warrington - as well as new lead detective, Ralf Little.
The star-studded guest cast includes Steve Pemberton, Nina Wadia, Adrian Edmondson, Louise Brealey, Alexander Vlahos, Samantha Bond, Nell Hudson, Jade Anouka, Samuel West and Javone Prince.
Renowned for its clever murder mysteries set against an idyllic Caribbean backdrop, Death in Paradise remains one of television's highest-rated dramas since launching in 2011 and the tenth series will begin filming later this year.
Nina Wadia said: "It's been wonderful playing Anna, who in having to start her life over, rediscovers herself whilst unexpectedly finding romance on the island! I laughed my way through it all; how could I not with that fantastic cast?"
Steve Pemberton said: "Death in Paradise is such a well-loved and established show and it was a pleasure to be part of series nine. The cast and crew were brilliant and with the bonus of filming in Guadeloupe with my old pal Ralf, it was an opportunity that I couldn't miss."
Alexander Vlahos commented: "I'm thrilled to have been invited to be part of this wonderful series. I had an absolutely joyous time on the island, working with Ardal and the rest of the team. I can't wait to see the episode!"
Filmed on the picturesque French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, this series will feature new intriguing puzzles for the team to solve including a mysterious masked attacker who strikes twice at a family rum distillery and a survival camp trip gone wrong!
Tim Key, Executive Producer of Death In Paradise said: "Our casting director, Sacha Green, has really excelled this year, delivering one of the strongest guest casts we've ever had. It's wonderful to see how enthusiastic everyone is when they join the Death in Paradise family – it feels like a real badge of honour! I can't wait to share the results of everyone's hard work with our audience next year."
Other guest stars include Matt King (Peep Show), Clare Hope-Ashitey (Doctor Foster), Elliot Cowan (The Spanish Princess), Amanda Hale (The White Queen), Alexandra Roach (Sanditon), Adrian Bower (The Last Kingdom), Michael Obiora (Luther), Chanel Cresswell (Trollied), Sam Troughton (Chernobyl), Ellen Thomas (Casualty), Peter De Jersey (Broadchurch), Kadiff Kirwan (Timewasters), Andi Osho (Curfew) and Barbara Flynn (The Durrells).
Death in Paradise is commissioned for the BBC 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 and distributed by BBC Studios.