Death In Paradise offers sneak peek of star taking over from Ardal O’Hanlon
O’Hanlon joined as DI Jack Mooney in 2017.
Death In Paradise fans have been given a glimpse of the new star joining the BBC crime drama.
The actor taking over from Ardal O’Hanlon in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is set to be revealed soon.
In the meantime, producers have released a sneak peek of the new, dark-haired DI sitting on a hammock, with his back towards the camera.
BREAKING NEWS— Death in Paradise (@deathinparadise) October 10, 2019
Ardal O’Hanlon will make his final appearance following series nine! The island of St Marie will wave farewell to D.I Jack Mooney who's been leading the force for three years!
A brand new series is coming early next year to @bbcone.#DeathInParadise pic.twitter.com/2ft9AP97jA
After tweeting the image, fans began guessing with suggestions ranging from Silent Witness actor David Caves to The Royle Family’s Ralf Little.
Last week, O’Hanlon, 54, announced he was waving goodbye to Death In Paradise after three sun-soaked years.
O’Hanlon, who joined as DI Jack Mooney in 2017, said it was “time to move on and explore other opportunities”.
Greetings from the Caribbean!— Death in Paradise (@deathinparadise) October 18, 2019
Here’s a sneak peek of the new D.I taking over from Ardal O’Hanlon to unravel the island’s murder mysteries.
Who do you think will be playing him? Answers on a postcard, please! #DeathInParadise coming to @BBCOne in 2020. pic.twitter.com/GgiOXMxqYj
DI’s Mooney exit storyline has not been revealed and viewers will have to tune in to the BBC One show to see exactly how and why his character departs.
He will make his final appearance in the forthcoming ninth series.
Death In Paradise, which is set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie, launched in 2011 with Ben Miller in the lead role, followed by Kris Marshall.