Death in Paradise recruits Don Gilet

By Michael Pickard
May 3, 2024


Don Gilet (Sherwood, EastEnders) has been unveiled as the next lead detective in Death in Paradise following the departure of Ralf Little.

Don Gilet

He will play Detective Inspector Mervin Wilson, who arrives on the idyllic island of Saint Marie from London, and isn’t over pleased with his new surroundings.

Gilet has started filming in Guadaloupe, and Gilet will make his debut in a feature length Christmas special airing later this year before starring in a brand new season of the crime drama in 2025.

Returning cast members include Don Warrington, Shantol Jackson, Ginny Holder, Élizabeth Bourgine and Danny John-Jules.

The feature-length Christmas special and 2025 series will be executive produced by Tim Key and Amy Rodriguez for Red Planet Pictures and Danielle Scott-Haughton for BBC, and series produced by Sue Howells.

BBC Studios is the international distributor and has licensed Death in Paradise to more than 230 territories around the world.

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