Death in Paradise spin-off sees Humphrey and Martha put to the test

Kris Marshall: Death in Paradise spin-off will have 'same themes'

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Earlier this year, Death in Paradise bosses sparked a frenzy among fans when they revealed a spin-off would be happening. Beyond Paradise, which is based in the UK, will centre around Humphrey Goodman (played by Kris Marshall) and what happened when he left the sunny island of Saint Marie. The detective decided to follow his heart and moved back to London to be with Martha (Sally Bretton).

It is unclear when the BBC drama will air, but bosses have shared a first-look picture from the series.

Viewers last saw Humphrey bid an emotional farewell to Saint Marie in 2017.

He decided to move back to London to be with Martha and was replaced by Jack Mooney (Ardal O’Hanlon).

However, Beyond Paradise will see the couple moving and starting a new life together.

The pair decide to move to Shipton Abbott, Martha’s hometown near the beautiful Devonshire coast.

Having left London, Martha and Humphrey are quickly thrown in at the deep end as Martha sets out to pursue her dream of running her own restaurant.

Meanwhile, Humphrey joins the local police force.

And it’s not long before the detective makes a lasting impression on his team.

Joining Humphrey on his new team will be, DS Esther Williams (Zahra Ahmadi), PC Kelby Hartford (Dylan Llewellyn) and Margo Martins (Felicity Montagu).

Humphrey and his colleagues will set out to crack a host of baffling cases, with the Shipton Abbott squad witnessing a new approach to police work.

Each week the team will be faced with a new crime with a unique puzzle at its heart.

The not-so-sleepy town of Shipton Abbott will be rocked by an entire family disappearing without a trace, a woman claiming a suspect attacked her from the seventeenth century, and the robbery of a highly prized painting,

As Humphrey gets stuck into his new job, he and Martha must also navigate life’s ups and downs.

They must also face the past, the decisions they make and the challenges of setting up life in a new town putting their relationship to the ultimate test yet.

But, will the duo survive such a significant change in their life?

Speaking about the new series, Kris said: “I can’t really say much about what happens, but what it is about the scripts that I really love, Tony Jordan’s done a beautiful job on the two or three scripts I’ve seen. 

“It’s exactly what you hope for in terms of if you’re a fan of Death in Paradise.”

“Obviously it’s not in the Caribbean, but it’s in its own paradise,” he added to Digital Spy. “It’s got its own new twist on it.” 

The spin-off series, which will include six episodes, is due to air next year. 

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