Production Begins On Series 11 Of 'Death In Paradise'

Post by: Rick Ellis 08 June, 2021

BBC One announced on Tuesday that production has started on the new season of the long-running crime drama Death In Paradise. Filming is currently underway on the French Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe.

At the end of series ten, fans saw JP leave Saint Marie, officer Marlon Pryce became a permanent member of the team and Neville was on the cusp of revealing his true feelings for Florence.

New to the show in series eleven is Shantol Jackson (Yardie, Sprinter), who will play ambitious young sergeant, Naomi Thomas, a gifted officer who has arrived from a neighboring island to join the Saint Marie Police.

"I'm so grateful for this amazing opportunity to join the cast of this fun-filled, entertaining series," Jackson said in a statement. "I used to watch Death in Paradise with my dad in Jamaica years ago when it just started and to now be in the show, knowing that he'll be watching me, it's truly a surreal moment. Looking forward to adding to the magic!"

Returning as series regulars as Ralf Little as D.I. Neville Parker, Josephine Jobert as D.S Florence Cassell, Don Warrington as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson, Tahj Miles as Officer Marlon Pryce and Elizabeth Bourgine as Mayor Catherine Bordey.

"We’re so excited to be back in Guadeloupe and calling action on our eleventh series - and also to welcome Shantol to the cast," said executive producer Tim Key. "She’s an amazing addition to the team and we can’t wait for the audience to meet Naomi. We also can’t wait to share some huge surprises we’ve got in store - after the success of our tenth anniversary we’ve set the bar pretty high, so we’re pulling out all the stops to make this our best series yet."

Death in Paradise is commissioned for BBC One by Charlotte Moore, BBC Chief Content Officer, and Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama. Tim Key will executive produce for Red Planet Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for the BBC. Death in Paradise is a Red Planet Pictures production and produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe. BBC Studios will distribute the series internationally.

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 June 2021 03:29