Former EastEnders star Sean Maguire is making a return to our screens after a 13 year break.
Returning to the show will be Ralf Little – who plays DI Neville Parker – Don Warrington (The Commissioner), Shantol Jackson (DS Naomi Thomas), Tahj Miles (Marlon Pryce), Ginny Holder (Darlene Curtis) and Élizabeth Bourgine (Catherine Bordey).
The opening instalment, which will also be the show’s 100th episode, will see Commissioner Selwyn Patterson shot by a mysterious assassin. The team must work together to find the person responsible, all while hoping the beloved character will survive.
Within this dramatic and tense storyline, Death in Paradise will welcome back Sean Maguire, who is the first ever guest actor to reprise their role.
Sean played Aidan for one year (Picture: BBC)
Ralf Little returns once again to play DI Neville Parker (Picture: BBC)
Back in 2011, Sean – who moved to Los Angeles in 2001 – appeared in the show’s opening episode called Arriving in Paradise. He played Marlon Collins, and recently took to social media to express his happiness over being asked to return.
‘I was lucky enough to be in the very first episode of #DeathInParadise now 12 years have passed & I was delighted to be asked back and appear in the 100th episode alongside the legend that is Don Warrington & a fab cast’, he wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of his family and Don Warrington.
‘Such a fun job. Airs BBC 1 feb 4th 9pm don’t miss it.’
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As the series gets underway, Naomi and Darlene decide to double date, Marlon is forced to confront his future, and will Neville ever find happiness on the island after Florence’s (Josephine Jobert) departure, and the ordeal with Sophie (Chelsea Edge) last year?
Guest stars featuring also include Kate Robbins, Gabrielle Glaister, Rachel Adedeji and Guy Henry.
Back for an exciting role.