“We have a lot of intentions, and sometimes we’re just not able to deliver it all, because you’ve also got to have the murder and some suspects and some interviews.”
He continued: “There’s some really nice serial stuff through it.”
Viewers will also remember how Jack left midway through and was replaced by DI Neville Parker (Ralf Little).
A change in the top dog usually occurs at the end of a season – but not in number nine.
Death in Paradise is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer now.