Sally Bretton is 'delighted' to return to Death in Paradise
Sally Bretton is "delighted" to return for a new series of 'Death in Paradise' - which is to have two episodes set in London.
The 36-year-old actress made her first appearance on season five of the BBC One crime drama last year and will reprise her role as Martha Lloyd in the upcoming sixth season, and is excited to see how her character's storyline unfolds throughout the eight-part series.
Speaking about her comeback, Sally said: "I am delighted that I have been given the chance to reprise my role as Martha and join the incredible Death In Paradise cast and crew again. My character is a joy to play and I can't wait for the viewers to see how her story unfolds."
The forthcoming series will see Sally come to loggerheads with Detective Inspector Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) over a love interest, and follow Saint Marie's crime-fighting Honoré police team on their mission to solve a murder case on the idyllic Caribbean island.
However, next year's season will see the cast leave paradise head to London from Guadeloupe to film in England's capital for the first time since the show aired in 2011.
Speaking about the London-based scenes, the executive producer of the programme, Tim Key said: "We are very excited to be bringing 'Death In Paradise' to London for the very first time. Humphrey Goodman (played by Kim Marshall) has always been a fish out of water in Saint Marie, adjusting to the island's ways and customs, but for the scenes set in London, the roles are reversed as he is back in his hometown, giving an opportunity to explore the characters that viewers know and love against a new backdrop."
Sally and Kris will join the long-standing cast Josephione Jobert, who plays DS Florence Cassell, and Officer JP Hooper played by Tobi Bakare, as well as newcomers 'The Night Manager' Douglas Hodge, 'Happy Valley' Ramon Tikaram, 'EastEnders' star Gary Beadle and 'Birds Of A Feather' Mark Powley.
'Death in Paradise', which is created by Robert Thorogood and produced by Sue Howells, is set to air from early 2017.