With filming currently under way on Guadeloupe - which doubles for the fictional island of Saint-Marie - the line-up will include Michelle Ryan, Helen Baxendale, and Peter Davison. Other actors to feature in Series 3 will be Raza Jaffrey, Sophie Thompson, Adrian Scarborough, Hannah Tointon, Daniel Lapaine, Kathryn Drysdale, Sophie Colquhoun, Clarke Peters, Tristan Gemmill, Mark Bazeley, Tim Dutton, and Haydn Gwynne.
They will join new recruit Kris Marshall, who is playing Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman, replacing Ben Miller as Det Insp Richard Poole.
It's very exciting to be a part of this excellent series. I play an actress who is quite a handful with a dark past. The action element is always appealing for me and getting to film on the gorgeous island of Guadeloupe was incredible. We had so much fun!Reaching ratings of up to 8 million viewers on BBC One earlier this year, the series follows the detective team - also comprising Sara Martins as Detective Sergeant Camille Bordey, Danny John-Jules as police officer Dwayne Myers, and Gary Carr as the newly-qualified Sgt Fidel Best - as they use their skills to uncover the truth behind murders on the island.
Belinda Campbell, executive producer for Red Planet Pictures, which makes the show, said:
We're thrilled to have another fantastic list of talented guest stars involved for the third series of Death In Paradise. We're very lucky to have such gifted actors and actresses to accompany our equally brilliant regular cast in bringing the twists and turns on the intricate mysteries to life. Hopefully the new series will help bring some Caribbean sunshine to the UK during the cold and rainy winter months!It is made in association with BBC Worldwide, produced with the support of the region of Guadeloupe. It was created by Robert Thorogood and is executive-produced by Tony Jordan and Campbell for Red Planet Pictures and Polly Hill for BBC One.
The new series is expected to air early next year.