Death in Paradise to return for new Christmas special in 2022

Death in Paradise will return for a new Christmas special in 2022, it’s been confirmed.


Following its first festive outing last year, the BBC has announced another one-off special for later this year.

The hit Caribbean crime drama recently aired its 11th series on Friday nights on BBC One with an audience of nearly 8 million tuning in weekly.

Airing on BBC One later this year, the new festival instalment will see how the Commissioner deals with the bombshell that landed in the series 11 finale.

Executive Producer Tim Key said: “We were overwhelmed with the fantastic response to our first Christmas special and delighted that we’ve been asked to take the viewers back to Saint Marie this Christmas.

“We can promise something very different this year, but still with all the Death in Paradise fun, sparkle and intrigue that the viewers will expect.”

He added: “We had been wanting to do a Death In Paradise Christmas special for years, and so to be starting production on our second one this year is brilliant.


“We’ve got a fantastic story which comes loaded with all the mystery, intrigue and surprise that our fans love to see.”

The Christmas special will film alongside the previously confirmed twelfth series.

Both will feature a returning cast including Ralf Little, Don Warrington and Elizabeth Bourgine, Tahj Miles, Shantol Jackson and Ginny Holder.


Guest cast joining series 12 and the special will remain under wraps until later this year.

You can watch Death In Paradise and catch up on past series online via the BBC iPlayer here.