BBC head of drama Ben Stephenson made the announcement at the recent Broadcasting Press Guild lunch.
Death In Paradise – described by Stephenson as “old-fashioned fun with a modern slant” – stars Ben Miller as Richard Poole, a stuffy British policeman who is relocated to the fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie.
The drama, which peaked at 6.78m viewers in 2011, will return for eight more episodes later this year.
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