For the very first time, Death in Paradise is getting the special Christmas treatment.
We will soon be returning to Sainte Marie to soak up the sun in a 90 minute festive episode that promises to deliver a “Caribbean sunshine this Christmas time”.
And that’s not all. Fans will be delighted to hear that Danny John-Jules returns as beloved Dwayne Myers officer alongside Ralf Little, who plays DI Neville Parker.
The creators recently revealed that they have been planning to make the Caribbean island a Christmas mystery for ages.
“We’ve been talking about a Christmas episode of Death in Paradise for years, so we’re more than excited to finally make one and work with Danny again,” said Tim Key, executive producer, Red Planet Pictures. “We can’t think of a better place to spend Christmas than at Saint Mary – it’s still part of our tenth anniversary after all!
“We are delighted to spend our very first Christmas at Sainte Marie. We are delighted that Death in Paradise is bringing sunshine to BBC One’s party program, ”added Tommy Bulfin, BBC Drama Editor-in-Chief.
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Death in Paradise 2021 Christmas Special, which will celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary, including its release date, cast, and latest news.
Death in Paradise 2021 Christmas Special Release Date
Although it has been confirmed that the show will air in December on BBC One, the exact date has not yet been released.
It’s likely that Death in Paradise’s Christmas 2021 special will air on December 25, 2021 – and will keep us happy until the show returns for its 11th season in 2022.
This may well follow the Christmas special Call the Midwife 2021, which typically airs on Christmas Day around 8 p.m., but with the BBC yet to confirm its Christmas TV schedule, viewers will have to wait. and see.
Death in Heaven 2021 special Christmas storyline
The Christmas special follows the Death in Paradise Series 10 cliffhanger and, as Florence takes off for Christmas, “the commissioner decides to call in retired officer Dwayne Myers.”
The official BBC synopsis reads: ‘It’s Christmas time in Saint Mary and Neville is getting ready to travel to Manchester to spend the holidays with his family. But his plans are abruptly changed when a billionaire shipping tycoon dies under mysterious circumstances.
“Things only get weirder when a minicab driver in London receives a Christmas card with a disturbing message inside that turns the whole thing upside down. For Neville and the team, will this be something they can solve together?
After the suspense of Series 10 that left everyone in suspense, Florence flies away for Christmas, leaving the team down. So the commissioner decides to call in retired officer Dwayne Myers (Danny John-Jules) Alongside Marlon, Dwayne uses his unique police style to help investigate the case.
“Left to their own devices, the two are grappling with the best course of action to apprehend a suspect. As the rain falls, tensions rise – but as Christmas Day approaches, will they realize they look more alike than they originally thought? “
Death in Paradise 2021 Christmas special cast
The festive special features a host of guests alongside the familiar faces of Saint Mary.
Actor Danny John-Jules will reprise his role as charming Officer Dwayne Myers alongside the regular cast of Ralf Little, Tahj Miles, Josephine Jobert, Don Warrington and Elizabeth Bourgine.
Ralf Little recently revealed the return of Danny John-Jules for the party episode on the show’s official Twitter account.
We have some exciting news … there is a #DeathInParadise Christmas special coming up to continue our tenth anniversary celebrations!@RalfLittle addresses some of the rumors 🕵️ pic.twitter.com/28L2GwK5xL
– Death in paradise (@deathinparadise) July 21, 2021
John-Jules said in a statement: “It is always a pleasure to return to the Caribbean. And after four years of absence, the reinstatement in the fold should be transparent, because I already know all the new main players. I can’t wait to bring Dwayne and this special 10th anniversary storyline to life.
In addition to John-Jules, the guest cast for the special includes Mathew Baynton (Ghosts), Stanley Townsend (Informer), Juliet Stevenson (Riviera), Jocelyn Jee Esien (Jack & The Beanstalk: After Ever After), Anthony Calf (Poldark ), Elizabeth Tan (Emily in Paris), Tessa Bonham Jones (The Trial of Christine Keeler) and Tariq Jordan (Law and Order: United Kingdom).
When will a trailer be released?
Sadly, a trailer has yet to be released, but fans can expect to see one in December.