Death In Paradise Season 9 is just around the corner. BBC’s much-loved drama series is going through major cast changes. Here’s everything we know so far.
Death In Paradise Season 9: Cast Additions
The upcoming season is welcoming new members to the cast. On the top of the list is Samuel West Nabbing, who is joining the cast as Donald McCormack. He will arrive on the tropical island of Saint Marie when a murder mystery threatens to rip a family apart.”
Samuel West will arrive on the tropical island of Saint Marie when a murder threatens to tear a family apart!
— Death in Paradise (@deathinparadise) November 6, 2019
The second addition to the cast will interestingly have a close relation to Nabbing’s character. Show’s twitter handle revealed the connection today. The tweet reveals that Elliot Cowan and McCormack are brothers who find themselves amidst a crisis. They are under peril from a mysterious masked man.
Brotherly love for Elliot Cowan and yesterday’s big reveal, Samuel West?
— Death in Paradise (@deathinparadise) November 7, 2019
Cowan was last seen in much famous Peaky Blinder, and the past has been a part of Luther and Krypton. The Royal Family legend Ralph little will also appear in the upcoming installment replacing Ardal O’Hanlon.
A fish out of water, how will Neville cope when he lands in paradise and what will Harry make of his new housemate?🦎
— Death in Paradise (@deathinparadise) October 20, 2019
Another new entry is, Nina Wadia. The actress is best known as Zainab Masood on a BBC soap. She is joining the cast as Anna. The official page of show’s twitter teases her encounter with Jack played by Ardal.
“Nina Wadia will join Death in Paradise as Anna! Will an encounter with D.I Jack Mooney lead to new things on the horizon? Tune in to an all-new series coming to @BBCOne early next year to find out! #Deathinparadise.”
Nina Wadia will join Death in Paradise as Anna!
— Death in Paradise (@deathinparadise) November 5, 2019
In addition to this, Legastelosis will take over Josephine Jobert, who portrayed DS Florence Cassell in the show for almost five years.
Aude Legastelosis will now be a permanent as DS Madeleine Duman. She debuted in two episodes of Death in Paradise season 8. Joining the Police, Aude will accompany Jack, Ruby, and JP
Ralph little on Joining Death in Paradise
Ralph looked quite delighted about bagging the role. He took less than 0.005 seconds to say yes for the role. “How could I not?” the new D exclaimed. He expressed his thoughts on how he thinks that Ardal O’ Hanlon was terrific in the last series. Following Ardal’s footsteps in such a wonderful place like Guadeloupe is a great honor. Feels like his dream come true, the actor added. He feels great and is more than happy playing Neville[Parker], the actor added. I can’t wait for the fans and viewers to see me in the Death In Paradise series, the actor said.
Why is Ardal O’ Hanlon leaving?
Ardal O’ Hanlon, who played DI Jack Mooney, is leaving the show after three years of solving murder cases in the tropical island. He has finally decided to leave the island and explore his opportunities.
He has spent a lot of his summers in the Island Guadeloupe as DI Jack Mooney and solving several murder cases the actor said. It’s been very fulfilling and hugely rewarding. While Working with incredibly talented actors, directors, and crew, I have discovered a magical part of the World. However, it’s about time to move on and explore other opportunities – preferably nearer the Arctic Circle, the actor added.
It isn’t yet clear how the actor will depart. His exit from the show may have something to do with the new entry, Nina Wadia. Fans are already speculating theories of how romance could spark between the two. One fan tweeted: “think it’s about time Jack deserves happiness or finds love with another character. Another commented: Is this the lady who will capture Jack’s heart and they will head off into the sunset together”. Something tells me that she will steal Jack’s heart and head back to London with him a third commented.
Death in Paradise Season 9 Release Date:
The drama will air in January 2020, although the exact date is yet to be confirmed. Since the series has always aired on Thursday, this one might too air the same day. If the Death In Paradise Season 9 follows the pattern, Death In Paradise might air on either January 2 or January 8.