Death in Paradise is currently shooting its 10th series in Guadeloupe, a tropical insular region located in the Caribbean. While a release date hasn’t been announced, there have been tonnes of spoilers dropped by the BBC to get fans excited for the new season. For the special anniversary season, there are going to be at least a few familiar faces popping up when Death in Paradise returns.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Death in Paradise.
DS Florence Cassell (played by Josephine Jobert) will be back on Saint Marie after she left in season eight.
Her fiancé Patrice Campbell (Leemore Marrett Jr) was murdered during an investigation, prompting her to leave the island.
But Florence will be returning in season 10, presumably to once again work at the Honoré Police station.
DS Camille Bordey (Sara Martins) will also be making her comeback but her time in the show will be much shorter.
Actress Martins is returning to mark the 10th anniversary and will only be in the new series temporarily.
Camille is going to be at the heart of a two-part special but no clues have been given as to what will happen when she does return.
Most recently, the BBC shocked fans by announcing that actor Ben Miller, who played the first detective DI Richard Poole, would be making a cameo appearance as well.
Richard was killed off at the beginning of series three so it is presumed his scenes will come in the shape of a flashback moment, or perhaps him as a ghost.
Is Death in Paradise going to end after season 10?
With all of these beloved characters making their way back to Death in Paradise, while fans are excited at the idea, it has left many concerned.
The drama seems to be going all out for season 10 so it is starting to feel like this could be the very last season of Death in Paradise.
Taking to Twitter, one fan said: “If it is the last series, at least let us know so we can celebrate it as such. Winter evenings wouldn’t be the same without a little bit of Saint Marie sunshine and a murder to solve!”
A second commented: “That looks suspiciously like a final scene for a series ever. Got me worried now. Also please keep some surprises, too many big ones being given away.”
While a third added: “With all these previous characters coming back, it’s starting to feel a little like a possible swan song season. I really hope not though.”
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As of writing this article, the BBC has not renewed or cancelled Death in Paradise following season 10.
Despite not having a confirmed series 11, viewing ratings remain high for the drama and so it seems unlikely it will be cancelled.
Season four had its highest ever ratings with 9.03 million viewers but series nine wasn’t too far behind with an average of 8.14 million viewers.
The creators of Death in Paradise are going all out with bringing former cast members back not because it is the end but because next year will mark the 10-year anniversary of the show.
According to executive producer Tim Key, there are still more surprises on the way.
Key said: “When we were planning our 10th series, we knew we wanted to treat the audience to some massive surprises, and welcoming Sara [Martins] back to the show after six years is one of the best.
“It’s a joy working with her again and we can’t wait for the audience to see what’s in store for Camille.
“Seeing her filming on the beach in Guadeloupe was one of my favourite moments this series, and the really cool thing is that there are still more surprises to come!”
Death in Paradise is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Published at Thu, 10 Dec 2020 05:36:00 +0000