Season seven of the BBC’s perennially popular crime drama Death in Paradise, set to premiere early 2018, has lined up an impressive roster of guest stars. Denis Lawson, Simon Callow, Sian Gibson, James Faulkner and Mark Benton are among those heading to the sun-soaked but murder filled Caribbean island of Saint Marie.
The series, which is one of the BBC’s highest rated dramas – 9 million tuned in for last years series, sees Ardal O’Hanlon returning as Detective Inspector Jack Mooney. It’s a measure of the show’s popularity that it is has survived the departure of it’s two previous leads Ben Miller and Kris Marshall.
Series regulars Josephine Jobert, Danny John-Jules, Tobi Bakare, Elizabeth Bourgine and Don Warrington are all back and other well known names appearing include Levi Roots, Suzanne Packer, Charlotte Beaumont, Harry Richardson, Adjoa Andoh, Richard Harrington, Richie Campbell (Liar), John Sessions, Katy Wix, Steve Toussaint and Zoe Boyle.
As the seventh series begins DI Jack Mooney (who arrived midway through the last seriess) is adapting to island life while also playing poker masterminds at their own game and uncovering secrets and lies within a famous reggae band, whilst DS Florence Cassell (Josephine Jobert) tackles runaway suspects.
Meanwhile, romance could be in the air for Officer Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) but will he finally meet his match? Elsewhere a secret from Officer JP Hooper’s (Tobi Bakare) past returns to haunt him.
Tim Key, Executive Producer of Death In Paradise said: We’re delighted to welcome so many famous faces for what promises to be a fantastic series of Death In Paradise. We’ve got the perfect weather for a post-Christmas treat – and some of our most puzzling puzzles ever! We can’t wait for the audience to see what the team are up to this year…
The series is created by Robert Thorogood and produced by Sue Howells and executive produced by Tim Key for Red Planet Pictures and Christopher Aird for the BBC. It’s filmed on the French Caribbean island of Guadelope.