BBC Beyond Paradise season 3 confirmed as another special episode announced for this year

Beyond Paradise has been a surprise prime time BBC1 hit
Beyond Paradise has been a surprise prime time BBC1 hit -Credit:BBC/Red Planet Pictures

Beyond Paradise will be returning to BBC One for a third series next year, it has been confirmed. Fans will also have a Christmas special to look forward to following the end of the second series tonight.

Tim Key, executive producer for Red Planet Pictures who produce the show, said: “The response to series two has been fantastic. So much love goes into the making of the show and we’re delighted that the audience have enjoyed it so much.

“We can’t wait to get back to Shipton Abbott for another Christmas special and series to continue the story and learn more about our characters and the town they live in - I can promise that we’ll be making the viewers laugh, cry, laugh a bit more and then baffling them with a series of ingenious puzzles."

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Director of BBC Drama Lindsay Salt added: “Beyond Paradise has become such a huge hit with millions of viewers across the UK. It’s a show that is absolutely on a roll, and we’re beyond pleased to bring more fiendishly clever mysteries from the Shipton Abbott team to the BBC.”

Beyond Paradise - the first spin-off of Death in Paradise - began airing in 2011. The first series was a huge hit with viewers as it followed DI Humphrey Goodman and his relationship with Martha in Cornwall.

Beyond Paradise is internationally distributed by BBC Studios, with series one and two successfully selling to nearly 60 territories worldwide to date. Beyond Paradise is available to watch now on iPlayer in the UK, and on BritBox International in North America, Nordic markets and in South Africa.