David Tennant and Olivia Colman set to return for second series
After months of speculation, ITV has confirmed the returning cast for the new series of Broadchurch.
David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return as Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller for the second series of the popular TV drama.
Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan (who played Danny’s parents Beth and Mark Latimer) and Arthur Darvill (who played local vicar Paul Coates) are also set to return, with filming due to start in Dorset soon.
“We’re delighted Broadchurch is back in production, but we’re remaining tight-lipped about how the story develops,” said Steve November, ITV’s Director of Drama.
“Suffice to say Chris Chibnall has delivered as always and the scripts are just as exciting as the first series.”
The first episode of series one was watched by 9.1 million, making Broadchurch the most watched weekday drama since 2004. Only two other weekday dramas have rated higher since 2002, Life Begins and Doc Martin.
“The reaction to Broadchurch from UK viewers has been incredible,” commented Jane Featherstone, Executive Producer of Kudos.
“We’d like viewers to enjoy the new series knowing as little as possible about what’s to come and for the story to unfold in real time.”