Death in Paradises Kris Marshalls return CONFIRMED as DI Humphrey in BBC spin-off

Ardal O'Hanlon on filming 'Death in Paradise'

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BBC and Britbox have confirmed that a Death in Paradise spin-off series has been commissioned and will see the return of Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman. Kris played the lead in the popular BBC series in the show’s third, fourth and fifth seasons before he was replaced by Ardal O’Hanlon.

Death in Paradise is one of the BBC’s most popular dramas as it is set to enter its 12th season in the coming months.

Its success saw it as one of the first shows to return to production after the coronavirus pandemic hiatus in 2020.

Calls for a spin-off series and the return of DI Humphrey Goodman have been circling for a few years, and now viewers’ prayers have been answered.

BritBox Chief Creative Officer Diederick Santer described the spin-off as a “no brainer” and added: “Familiarity is so key.

“That comes with well-known IP, spin-offs, talent and location. This is so important and really cuts through.

“We want to challenge producers a bit,” said Santer. “If you say you want too much crime and mystery it’s too formal.”

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