Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman and Sally Bretton as Martha Lloyd in Beyond Paradise, standing in front of a sunset
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‘Beyond Paradise’ Is Coming Back for Season 2—Everything You Need to Know About the ‘Death in Paradise’ Spinoff

Unsurprisingly—and happily—Beyond Paradise will be returning for season 2. The successful Death in Paradise spinoff Beyond Paradise will take audiences back to the picturesque fictional town of Shipton Abbott.

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At the end of last year, the cozy detective drama Beyond Paradise returned with a fun, uplifting Christmas special, which saw Shipton Abbott hit by a slew of unusual burglaries, Kelby dealing with a shoplifter, Martha contemplating her future, and Esther’s daughter Zoe working in Santa’s grotto. To top it all off, Chief Superintendent Charlie Woods was still questioning why Shipton Abbott’s small police station should remain open.

The upcoming season of Beyond Paradise finally has a release date. In the U.K., Beyond Paradise season 2 will be available on March 22 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Episodes will drop weekly. In the U.S., Beyond Paradise is available to watch on BritBox, though there’s no official release date for the second season yet. BritBox has already published its March 2024 slate, and unfortunately, Beyond Paradise doesn’t seem to be part of it. Hopefully, it will arrive in the U.S. soon.

What will Beyond Paradise season 2 be about?

Like season 1, Beyond Paradise‘s second outing will feature six hour-long episodes. But what might these six new mysteries have in store?

At the end of season 1, Humphrey and Martha finally opened up about their feelings regarding their difficult journey to conceive a child. Now that the couple is officially back together, as we saw in the Christmas special, audiences might actually get to see them tie the knot in Beyond Paradise season 2. And who knows? Perhaps their journey as would-be parents isn’t over just yet.

And, as Humphrey once again joins the Shipton Abbott police force, their lives may get even more hectic than in the previous season as more weird and eccentric mysteries are bound to land on his desk. Plus, in a first for the Death in Paradise spinoff series, there’s a murderer on the loose!

If you want a taste of what’s to come, the BBC have finally released a trailer for Beyond Paradise season 2. You can watch it below:

Who’s in the cast of Beyond Paradise season 2?

The whole main cast of Beyond Paradise is set to return for season 2, including Kris Marshall as DI Humphrey Goodman, Sally Bretton as his fiancé Martha Lloyd, Zahrda Ahmadi as Detective Sergeant Esther Williams, Dylan Llewellyn as Police Constable Kelby Hartford, Felicity Montagu as Office Support Margo Martins, and Barbara Flynn as Martha’s mother, Anne Lloyd. Jade Harrison will also be returning as Chief Superintendent Charlie Woods. We don’t expect Jamie Bamber to return as Martha’s ex Archie, considering the very public fallout between him and Humphrey in Beyond Paradise season 1, but never say never.

In any case, this year’s return to Shipton Abbott should be a good one.

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