Death In Paradise series 13: Everything we know so far

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3 May 2023, 08:35

The cast of Death in Paradise

Credit: BBC

Death in Paradise might be off our screens right now, but we don't have long to wait until we can head back to Saint Marie. 

Following the massive success of series 12, the BBC confirmed Death in Paradise would return for not one, but two new series, and feature another two Christmas specials too!

Here's all the information you need to know about Death in Paradise series 13: 

Has Death in Paradise series 13 started filming?

Yes. In fact, filming is almost complete. The Death in Paradise cast and crew returned to Guadalupe, and cameras have been officially rolling on the 13th season for a while now. 

In May, the official DIP account shared a photo of a clapperboard submerged in some tropical waters, with the caption: “We're back in Guadeloupe with a splash! Today was our first day of filming series 13 of #DeathInParadise!”

In October, lead actor Ralf Little, who plays DI Neville Parker, revealed in an Instagram Q&A: “October 27th is our last day filming, and that will be that for this series of Death in Paradise.”

What will series 13 be about?

The details about Death in Paradise series 13 remain pretty light, but when announcing the recommission of the sun-drenched drama, the BBC teased that the next season will “continue to offer much-needed escapism, compelling whodunnits and perplexing puzzles, keeping viewers on their toes for years to come.”

Tim Key, Executive Producer, added at the time: “The response to series 12 has been incredible, so we’re delighted that we’ll be heading back to Guadeloupe for at least two more series!  

“We’ve got an amazing and joyful Christmas special in store, and then series 13 begins with our 100th episode, so we’ve got plenty of surprises ready to celebrate that milestone. We’ve got huge plans for the future and can’t wait to get going again”.

Will Neville be back?

At the end of series 12, DI Neville Parker (Little), was not only deceived by his girlfriend, but also framed for murder. Despite the traumatic experience, in the final moments, Neville decided he would continue his time in Saint Marie. Hence the Instagram videos from the sunny Caribbean.

When will Death in Paradise series 13 air? 

Whilst no official release date has been confirmed, Little did say on Instagram in August that "it's usually January 7th, it starts. So, there will be the Christmas special, I think it was on Boxing Day last year, and then it's about January 7th, episode one comes out."

Death in Paradise airs on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.