BBC One's Beyond Paradise secures a second series

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Beyond ParadiseThe BBC and Britbox International have greenlit a second series of Death in Paradise spin-off, Beyond Paradise. 

Red Planet Pictures’ Devon-set drama, Beyond Paradise, has been recommissioned, with the second run set to comprise 6 x 60 episodes plus a Christmas special. 

The returning cast, headed by Kris Marshall and Sally Bretton, includes Zahra Ahmadi, Dylan Llewellyn, Felicity Montague and Barbara Flynn. 

Set in the fictional Devon town of Shipton Abbott, the series films in various locations in the West Country, with much of it shot in the coastal town of Looe, Cornwall

Created by Robert Thorogood and Tony Jordan, Beyond Paradise is a co-commission between the BBC and BritBox International and is produced by Red Planet Pictures, part of the Asacha Media Group. 

Founder and executive chairman of Red Planet Pictures, Tony Jordan, will act as showrunner, leading a team of writers - Kat Rose-Martin, Ian Jarvis and Rebecca Wojciechowski - working across the new 6x60 series and Christmas special. 

Tony Jordan, Tim Key and Belinda Campbell are executive producers for Red Planet Pictures, Jenny Frayn for BBC and Reemah Sakaan for BritBox International. 

Key said: “We’ve been blown away by the audience response to the show and are so happy that people have taken it to their hearts. We can’t wait to get our amazing cast back together to continue the story – and to be able to pay a visit to Shipton Abbott at Christmas is even better.”

Sakaan, CEO BritBox International, added: “From developing this series to its launch, Beyond Paradise has fulfilled the promise we saw in it, immediately growing a healthy fanbase amongst international audiences, with its abundant charm, humour and gripping mysteries, all fronted by a first class cast.

"We are thrilled to partner again with the BBC and Red Planet Pictures to bring more of this show to our subscribers, as part of our best in British programming line-up.”

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