As France 2 continues to broadcast Murder in Paradise season 12 from 9.10pm tonight, UK viewers are currently discovering the fantasy that comes from the detective series called Beyond Paradise (“beyond heavenin Moliere’s language).
Spinoff series “Murder in Paradise”
The first season of this spin-off aired on BBC One on February 24, 2023 and consists of six episodes. Here, fans of Murders in Paradise find the character of Inspector Humphrey Goodman, played by Chris Marshall.
Recall that the actor played this role between the 2nd and 6th seasons, and then was replaced by the actor Ardal O’Hanlon. After an absence of several years, it is the hero’s original translator who brings him back to life beyond paradise.
Here we find Humphrey Goodman, who has left St. Mary’s Island to live with his lover, Martha Lloyd. After their engagement, the lovers move to her (and fictional) home town of Shipton Abbot on the Devon coast.
A new beginning for Humphrey and Martha
Shortly after their arrival, Humphrey joined the local police force and was quickly spotted by his colleagues Esther Williams, Kelby Hartford and Margot Martins. Together, they create an unprecedented work and investigation dynamic in the police department.
Chris Marshall stars in Beyond Heaven with Sally Bretton. She also slips into the skin of her character in Murder in Paradise, Martha Lloyd. They answer to Dylan Llewellyn, Felicity Montagu, Jamie Bamber, Zahra Ahmed and Barbara Flynn.
Goodbye paradise islands…
FYI, these last two have also appeared in Murders in Paradise in the past, but played different heroes. On the filming side, goodbye white sand beaches and hello England: Beyond Paradise is set in a box in the coastal town of Looe in the southwest of the country.
During its first three episodes airing, Beyond Paradise averaged around 7 million viewers. A very nice success that, if it continues until the end of the season, will undoubtedly lead to a second explosive renewal of the series. Tony Jordan, the creator, said in any case that he already has ideas for future surveys!
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