Filming has started on the sixth season of the hit dramedy mystery series Death in Paradise, and you know what that means. Lots of guest stars, including the city of London…
Death in Paradise, one of the most popular mystery series on both sides of the pond, returns next year with another eight episodes of lightly-comedic mystery stories set on the (fictional) Caribbean island of Saint Marie… and London! More on this in a bit…
All cast members who portray members of the Honoré Police from Series 4 onward will be back, including Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman, Joséphine Jobert as DS Florence Cassell, Danny John-Jules as Office Dwayne Myers, Tobi Bakare as Officer JP Hooper, and Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson. (There’s been no word yet on whether Elizabeth Bourgine will return as Catherine Bordey.)
Joining them as a series regular in Series 6 is Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, Green Wing), who reprises her Series 5 role as Humphrey’s former girlfriend Martha Lloyd. Sparks will continue to fly between the pair, so now that JP is married, will Cupid point the once-couple in the same direction?
Guest stars who will feature in Series 6 include Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful), Natasha Little (Thirteen), Adrian Rawlins (Dickensian), Monica Dolan (W1A), Ramon Tikaram (Happy Valley), Emily Taaffee (War and Peace), Gary Beadle (EastEnders), Fiona Allen (Waterloo Road), Kerry Fox (Glue), Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Thirteen), and Mark Powley (Birds Of A Feather).
As for London, the upcoming season of Death in Paradise is the first in which the Honoré Police team leave Saint Marie and head to England’s capital. Why? To solve one of the island’s most complex murder cases, of course. This story, with scenes set and filmed on location in London, will screen as a two-part special, another first for the show.
Produced by Red Planet Pictures in association with BBC Worldwide, Death in Paradise: Series 6 will air on BBC One in 2017, and on public TV stations in the US after the series completes its run in the UK.
Series 5 is currently airing on many public TV stations across the States. Check your local listings.
One last thing: If you didn’t already know that series creator Robert Thorogood has written two “Death in Paradise” novels, you might want to check them out. They’re terrific!