Seems as though we are in the middle of everyone’s favorite British drama production season. As many know, Tellyspotting is currently on the production set for Father Brown in the Costwolds as they continue filming series 3, Doctor Who S8 is still filming with Kumars at No 42 star, Sanjeev Bhaskar, added to the series finale and Rupert Graves (Sherlock, Scott & Bailey) has been added to series 3 of Last Tango in Halifax. Speaking of Scott & Bailey, the brilliant police procedural is currently in production with series 4, set to finish principle filming in August.
Now comes more news than the law allows that every British drama fan simply cannot live without with regards to one of their favorite telly drama, Death in Paradise. Downton Abbey‘s Amy Nuttall, Call the Midwife‘s Leo Staar, Outnumbered‘s Tyger Drew Honey, The Fast Show‘s Simon Day and Broadchurch‘s Will Mellor will join DI Humphrey Goodman on the gorgeous but crime-ridden island of Saint Marie for series 4 of Death in Paradise. You may not recognize the names, but you’ll definitely remember their breakthrough iconic roles with Nuttall portraying housemaid Ethel Parks in Downton Abbey and Leo Staar last seen in series three of Call the Midwife as Jenny Lee’s boyfriend Alec.
The new line-up of guest stars will join an already stellar series regular cast, headed by Kris Marshall (DI Goodman) alongside Sara Martins and Danny John-Jules. In addition, Hetti Bywater of Eastenders fame and Natalie Gumede (Coronation Street) will also guest star.
The new series of Death in Paradise will see DI Goodman struggle to contain his feelings for Detective Superintendent Camille Bordey (Martins), while officer Dwayne Myers (John-Jules) will attempt to run the police station by himself following the departure of Sergeant Fidel Best, played by Gary Carr. Look for S4 of Death in Paradise to make its way to BBC1 in early 2015 with a U.S. broadcast on public television to follow not too long after.