Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Little’s Big Move

Have I really been watching the BBC-TV series Death in Paradise for 13 seasons? Hard to believe, but true. And I’m just two weekly episodes away from the concluding installment of the most recent season.

I am already aware, however—thanks to The Killing Times—that the program’s star, Ralf Little, who plays Detective Inspector Neville Parker, will give up his role at the end of this run, making him Death in Paradise’s longest-serving DI lead yet. What’s more, Parker gets to sail off with the woman of his dreams! Not a bad conclusion, if you ask me. According to The Killing Times, “the likes of Diane Morgan [Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe, After Life], Simon Bird [The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner] and Mathew Horne [Bad Education, Agatha Raisin] have all been suggested as replacements” for Little.

Elsewhere in television news, In Reference to Murder reports that “Netflix is teaming up with Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø, whose Harry Hole crime novels have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, for a new ‘Next on Nordic’ noir series, Harry Hole (working title). The project is based on Nesbø’s novel, The Devil’s Star, about the series’ titular detective, with Nesbø also writing the script. The story is set In the heat of a sweltering Oslo summer, when a young woman is found murdered in her flat—with one of her fingers cut off and a tiny red star-shaped diamond placed under her eyelid. An off-the-rails alcoholic barely holding on to his job, Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case with Tom Waaler, a hated colleague whom Harry believes is responsible for the murder of his partner. When another woman is reported missing five days later, and her severed finger turns up adorned with a red star-shaped diamond ring, Harry fears a serial killer is at work.” The book The Devil’s Star debuted in English in 2005.

1 comment:

Kevin R. Tipple said...

I am a couple of episodes behind. Did not know Little is leaving. At least they are giving him a good exit.