Death in Paradise season nine is coming to BBC One in early 2020. Sara Martins was part of the show’s original cast, starring in the crime drama from 2011 until 2015. Martins is a French-Portuguese actress and is best known for her roles in French television and film.
Why did Sara Martins leave Death in Paradise?
Sara Martins starred in Death in Paradise as DS Camille Bordey.
Martins played the role of DS Camille Bordey from 2011 until 2015.
She first appeared in episode one of Death in Paradise in 2011 and was last seen in season four, episode four.
Bordey was an undercover investigator who, at first, did not get on with new Detective Inspector Richard Poole (played by Ben Miller).
As time went on, Poole and Martins got closer and even verged on having a romantic relationship.
Sadly, Poole was killed off in season three and DI Humphrey Goodman (Kris Marshall) replaced him.
Goodman had expressed romantic feelings for Martins’ character but nothing happened between them until Camille announced the was moving to a new job in Paris.
As she left the island of Saint Marie, she kissed Goodman goodbye.
Camilla was written out of the show by securing a new undercover job in Paris.
Speaking about the decision to leave Death in Paradise, Martins told What’s On TV?: “I’ve loved everything about the show but the only way to grow in life is to take risks, even if it means losing something you love or leaving a place that’s comfortable.
“You should always go forward and take new challenges.“
However, Martins did not rule out returning to Death in Paradise.
She said: “We wanted to make the best exit, and they didn’t want to kill me off, there was no reason to. And who knows? There’s always the possibility I can come back.“
Who is Sara Martins?
Sara Martins is a French-Portuguese actress from Faro, Portugal
She is best known for appearances in French television and film.
Martins made her debut acting role in the French series Police District.
Since then she has starred in the French films, Tell No One, Beyond the Ocean, Paris Je t’aime, Summer Hours and Little White Lies.
Death in Paradise was her debut role on British television.
Since leaving Death in Paradise in 2015, Martins has gone on to star in the NBC series American Odyssey as Serena and The law of Alexandre.
Martins has also appeared in Captain Marleau and Father Brown.
When is Death in Paradise season 9 out?
The BBC has not confirmed an official release date for the new series of Death in Paradise.
The previous eight seasons have premiered in January, apart from season one which arrived on screens in October 2011, so season nine is expected to arrive in early 2020.
Filming for season nine is currently underway on the French-Carribean island of Guadaloupe.
Death in Paradise fans will be pleased to know that the BBC renewed Death in Paradise for two seasons last year, meaning fans can expect season nine in 2020 and season 10 in 2021.
Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.
Death in Paradise season 9 is currently in production.