Beyond Paradise recommissioned for third series and Christmas special

Beyond Paradise will return for a third series and Christmas special, the BBC has announced.

It comes following the second series’ finale on BBC One on Friday night which saw DI Humphrey Goodman and Martha Lloyd very nearly tie the knot.

The Death In Paradise spin-off show hit screens last year and saw Kris Marshall reprise his role as the detective inspector as he attempted to adjust to life with his fiancee – played by Not Going Out’s Sally Bretton – on the Devonshire coast.

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Kris Marshall and Sally Bretton attend the TV Choice Awards 2024 (Jordan Pettitt/PA)

During the series’ last episode the couple’s fostering journey came to a conclusion and they welcomed Ryan into their home.

Elsewhere, Pc Kelby Hartford (Dylan Llewellyn) and CS Charlie Woods’ (Jade Harrison) professional relationship took an unexpected turn and DS Esther Williams (Zara Ahmadi) took on a case that saw the Shipton Abbott Museum robbed of a prized possession.

Across the series the Shipton Abbott police team have dealt with a death during a murder-mystery play, a local fishing legend going missing at sea, and a medium predicting an arson attack.

Tim Key, executive producer for Red Planet Pictures, said: “The response to series two has been fantastic.

“So much love goes into the making of the show and we’re delighted that the audience have enjoyed it so much.

“We can’t wait to get back to Shipton Abbott for another Christmas special and series to continue the story and learn more about our characters and the town they live in – I can promise that we’ll be making the viewers laugh, cry, laugh a bit more and then baffling them with a series of ingenious puzzles.

“There will also be a duck.”

Lindsay Salt, director of BBC Drama, said: “Beyond Paradise has become such a huge hit with millions of viewers across the UK.

“It’s a show that is absolutely on a roll, and we’re beyond pleased to bring more fiendishly clever mysteries from the Shipton Abbott team to the BBC.”

The drama series will be available to watch on BBC One and BBC iPlayer when it makes its return.