Death In Paradise Series 11 welcomes new recruits when filming begins

Filming of Death In Paradise series 11 has officially begun – with a newbie joining Ralf Little and the Saint Marie Police Department.

The crime series is a firm BBC favorite, starring Little DI as Neville Parker, the Homicide Squad’s newest lead investigator.

Lying in a hammock in sunny Guadeloupe, Little announced that he was back in business … and he’s got a new buddy too.

Shantol Jackson will join the team as Naomi Thomas, an ambitious officer from a neighboring Caribbean island.

Naomi will succeed Sargeant JP Hooper (Tobi Bakare), who appeared at the end of Series 10 for a new life in police officer training.

However, it looks like it will be anything but easy for the newcomers who could be overwhelmed with an unnaturally high death toll and seriously creative murderers on the island.


Shantol to shake up Saint Marie Police as a new recruit (Photo credit: BBC)

Tim Key, Executive Producer, said, “We are excited to be back in Guadeloupe, challenging our 11th series – and welcoming Shantol to the cast too.

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“She’s a great addition to the team and we can’t wait for the audience to meet Naomi.

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The new series is officially filmed (Credit: BBC)

“We can’t wait to share some of the big surprises we have in store – after the success of our 10 year anniversary, we’ve set the bar pretty high, so we’re pulling out all the stops to make this series our best yet . “

Josephine Jobert, Don Warrington, Tahj Miles and Elizabeth Bourgine all return to this series.

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Where have we seen Shantol Jackson before?

Shantol is an aspiring actress who gets two formidable film roles to boost her career.

In 2018 she starred in the Idris Elba film Yardie and in the same year she appeared in Sprinter.

Commenting on her new role, Shantol said, “I’m so grateful for this great opportunity to be part of the cast of this entertaining, entertaining series.

“I saw Death in Paradise with my dad in Jamaica years ago when it was just starting and now being on the show knowing that he will see me, this is really a surreal moment. I look forward to contributing to the magic! “

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Ralf has been playing DI Neville Parker since February 2020 (Credit: BBC One)

What will happen in Death In Paradise series 11?

Death In Paradise is known for its famous faces making guest appearances – and this series will be no exception.

Additionally, the team teased that “some familiar faces” might be making a comeback to cause trouble.

By the end of season ten, Neville was about to reveal his feelings to Florence Cassell.

Now viewers want to know what will happen – wWill there be romance in paradise one day?

We’ll have to wait to find out.

Death in Paradise is available on BBC iPlayer and Britbox.

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