Fans will be happy to know that BBC has decided to return with Death In Paradise season 12. Well, the tenth season started off as a roller coaster ride. But it gained huge popularity. So BBC renewed the series for the 11th and 12th season. While fans were curious about what would happen next, the star of the series revealed that production would be delayed due to extreme weather conditions. Has production already started? Let’s see!
Created by Robert Thorogood, the series follows the list of high-ranking individuals who arrived on the fictional Caribbean island. But the first DI, Richard Poole, was killed in the third season, and Detective Humphrey Goodman arrived to investigate his case. However, he left the show in the second half of the sixth series. Later, Inspector Jack Mooney, a recent widower, arrived to forget his past, but he later decided to face his past and left the island. Neville Parker joined the force after Mooney left.
Death In Paradise Season 12: Has Production Started Yet?
In early June 2022, news surfaced that Ralf Little, Tahj Miles and Shantol Jackson had reached the Guadalupe site. They had been shooting for almost four weeks. Now finally, Elizabeth Bourgine returned to the set after a long stint. The 63-year-old French actress made her debut on the show in 2011, playing beloved matriarch Mayor Catherine Bordey. Soon after she returned to the set, Ralf shared a teasing behind-the-scenes image: “The Queen returns.”
Shooting was supposed to start in May, but it was postponed due to heavy rainfall. So Ralf shared a video of a heavy downpour teasing their current state and the reality of the Caribbean. While he sarcastically wrote “Paradise,” his other co-star and crew members waited to resume recording. But finally, after a two day delay, the shooting for Death In Paradise season 12 started.
Death In Paradise Season 12: Who Will Return?
Fan favorite Don Warrington will no doubt return as Commissioner Selwyn Patterson and Ralf Little as DI Neville Park. Ginny Holder as Darlene Curtis joins Shantol Jackson as Naomi Thomas. Aside from them, Elizabeth Bourgine and Tahj Miles return as Catherine Bordey and Officer Marlon Pryce. Unfortunately, Josephine Jobert’s DS Florence will not return next season. The previous season was her last season on the show.
However, the showrunner didn’t want to kill her character because they thought she might one day return to play Florence again. Josephine said she felt the eighth series was the perfect time to wrap up her character. She decided to keep going, but deep down she knew it wouldn’t last forever. Josephine added that it was important to her to accompany Florence to the end. She said it was a beautiful book that had to close.
Death In Paradise Season 12: What To Expect From The Upcoming Season?
In the previous season, Neville’s sister Izzy landed on Saint Marie. She came up with plenty of surprises and unanswered messages. Elizabeth had confirmed that Izzy and Catherine would have a major storyline in the coming season. It won’t be easy in Neville’s life, though. Little told Hello that executive producer Tim Key likes to see him in a twisted plot so things won’t be so lucky for them.
Death In Paradise Season 12: Release Date
At the moment, the show is currently under production. However, BBC Commissioning Editor Tommy Bulfin told Radio Times that the following season would return soon. It will all be broadcast in early 2023. Production has already started and it won’t take much time to finish. Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you informed.