Ardal O’Hanlon will be reprising his role as bumbling fish-out-of-water detective Jack Mooney alongside newcomer Aude Legastelois, who is joining the series full-time following the departure of series regular Joséphine Jobert.
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O’Hanlon will be joined by regular cast members Tobi Bakare (Officer JP Hooper), Shyko Amos (Officer Ruby Patterson), Don Warrington (Commissioner Selwyn Patterson) and Elizabeth Bourgine (Catherine Bordey).
Executive producer Tim Key said, “We’re thrilled to be back in Guadeloupe with our fantastic cast and crew getting to work on more ingenious murder mysteries in the Caribbean sun.
“We can’t wait for the audience to see what we’ve got in store for series nine – there are some big surprises coming.”
Since launching in 2011, Death in Paradise has become one of the BBC’s most reliable hits, with series eight pulling an average of over seven million consolidated viewers.
The series was re-commissioned for two further series earlier this year, meaning the drama will run until at least series eight.
Death in Paradise will return to BBC 1 next year