Beyond Paradise, the spin-off series of Death in Paradise, will premiere on BBC One and iPlayer on Friday, February 24, 2023.
Beyond Paradise is a BBC and BritBox International co-production that follows DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) and his fiancee Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton) after their tense will-they-won’t-they romance finally came to an emotional conclusion in Saint Marie in 2017. Viewers were thrilled when Humphrey decided to take charge of his life and return with Martha to London to profess his love for her.
Having left London, they travel to Martha’s village of Shipton Abbott, located near the picturesque Devonshire coast, where a fresh adventure awaits. Upon moving in with Martha’s mother Anne Lloyd (Barbara Flynn) for a short time, the newlyweds are thrown into the deep end when Humphrey joins the local police department and Martha pursues her lifelong ambition of opening her own restaurant. Humphrey makes an immediate impact on the Shipton Abbott unit, which includes DS Esther Williams (Zahra Ahmadi), PC Kelby Hartford (Dylan Llewellyn), and Margo Martins (Felicity Montagu), and sets out to help solve a number of puzzling cases.
There will be a new crime with a fresh problem for the team to solve every week. A missing family, a woman who claims she was attacked by a suspect from the seventeenth century, the theft of a priceless painting, the discovery of a body in a crop circle, and a serial arsonist with a seeming distaste for local businesses all threaten to shake up the normally quiet town of Shipton Abbott.
Humphrey and Martha’s relationship is put to the test as they settle into their new town and Humphrey begins his new career. They must deal with the ups and downs of seeing familiar faces from their past, making new decisions, and dealing with life in a new town.
Created by Robert Thorogood and Tony Jordan, Beyond Paradise is a co-commission between the BBC and BritBox International and is produced by Red Planet Pictures, part of the Asacha Media Group.
Founder and Executive Chairman of Red Planet Pictures, Jordan, acts as showrunner, leading a team of writers – Amy Guyler, Ian Kershaw, Chloë Mi Lin Ewart – working across the 6×60 series. Tony Jordan, Tim Key and Belinda Campbell are executive producers for Red Planet Pictures, and Diederick Santer and Tommy Bulfin are executive producers for BritBox International and BBC respectively. The series is produced by Lindsay Hughes, directed by Sandy Johnson and Matt Carter. BBC Studios brokered the co-production deal with Britbox International and handle international distribution.