BBC has renewed the crime drama show ‘Beyond Paradise’ for season 3. The filming of the installment is set to commence in Devon, England, in the summer. Co-creator Tony Jordan continues to serve as the showrunner of the series, which is a spin-off of BBC/France 2’s crime comedy ‘Death in Paradise.’ The renewal comes ahead of the second season premiere, which is scheduled to be aired later this year.
In the first season finale, Humphrey grapples with the aftermath of his breakup with Martha, who maintains a firm stance on cutting ties for both their sakes. Struggling to focus on the case, Humphrey takes an unexpected day off, finding himself outside Martha’s cafe. An encounter with Archie leads to a heated confrontation, revealing an unfamiliar side of Humphrey. PC Kelby Hartford intervenes, defusing the situation. Encouraged by DS Esther, Humphrey refocuses on the case, ultimately unraveling a complex burglary setup involving the victim’s ex-girlfriend’s partner. As the pieces fall into place, Humphrey contemplates his future and considers a return to the Met police or remaining in Shipton. Before departing, he leaves Martha a heartfelt message, expressing his willingness to face challenges together. Despite his sincere plea, Martha’s resolve remains unchanged, leaving Humphrey in an uncertain emotional state as he contemplates his next steps.
The second installment will comprise six one-hour episodes, continuing to focus on Shipton Abbott and the investigative team led by Humphrey and Esther. The team’s efforts to prevent the closure of the police station will drive their resolve to solve crimes, possibly including a murder case. With Humphrey and Martha’s relationship progressing, viewers may anticipate their wedding. Challenges surrounding parenthood and Martha’s busy restaurant will add complexity to their lives. As Humphrey re-joins the police department, season 2 promises an array of eccentric cases. The narrative of the third installment will depend on the developments in season 2.
The sophomore installment is expected to feature Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman, Sally Bretton as Martha Lloyd, Zahra Ahmadi as Detective Sergeant Esther Williams, Dylan Llewellyn as Police Constable Kelby Hartford, Felicity Montagu as Office Support Margo Martins, and Barbara Flynn as Anne Lloyd. Additionally, Melissa Sinadinou may return as Esther’s daughter Zoe. The returnees may also include Chris Jenks as Josh Woods and Jade Harrison as Chief Superintendent Charlotte. While most of the main cast members are likely to return to season 3, an official confirmation is anticipated after the broadcast of the second installment.
Devon, one of the principal locations of the upcoming series, previously hosted the shooting of ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ and ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.’