Written by Shona Smith on Oct 1, 2019. Posted in Production News

Death in Paradise wraps filming on location in Guadeloupe

Production began in may, and series nine will air in January 2020, providing British audiences with a taste of tropical island sunshine during the winter.

In May, executive producer, Tim Key for Red Planet Pictures said “we’re thrilled to be back in Guadeloupe with our fantastic cast and crew getting to work on more ingenious murder mysteries in the Caribbean sun. We can’t wait for the audience to see what we’ve got in store for series nine - there are some big surprises coming”.

The series has filmed on the French-Caribbean island of Guadeloupe since 2011 and receives support from the Guadeloupe Film Commission, although the series has with occasionally filmed in London.

Since first airing in 2011, Death in Paradise has consistently been one of the BBC’s  highest rating dramas. In early 2019, the channel recommissioned the program for two more series, the ninth being the first of these. Tommy Bulfin, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor said at the time “We are delighted to announce that Death in Paradise is coming back to BBC One. The show is a jewel in our roster of top drama and we are thrilled that it’s returning.”

France’s 30% Tax Rebate for International Productions (TRIP) scheme applies for filming in overseas territories. There is a minimum spend of EUR250,000, or 50% of the total budget must be spent in France and the rebate caps at per production of EUR30 million. In addition, productions that shoot in French overseas territories, such as Guadeloupe receive a rebate on labour costs.

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Image credits: BBC

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