ITV has confirmed that Broadchurch is to return for another series.
David Tennant and Olivia Colman will reprise their roles of Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller in a third run of the headline drama. Further details regarding cast and filming dates will be confirmed at a later date.
“We’ve been overwhelmed that nine million people every week have continued to join us on the twists and turns of Broadchurch. This third chapter has been a glint in my eye for a long time and I’m thrilled to be writing these characters once again.” – Creator and Writer, Chris Chibnall
Series one saw the consequences of the tragic death of school boy Danny Latimer and the investigation into who killed him, with Joe Miller eventually revealed as the murderer. The second series saw Joe Miller plead ‘Not Guilty’ and the subsequent trial, while the family of Danny struggled to come to terms not only with their son’s death but also the media spotlight and their desperation for justice to be done.
DI Alec Hardy also remained determined to solve the Sandbrook case, and with DS Ellie Miller’s help he finally learned the truth behind the death of Pippa Gillespie and the disappearance of Lisa Newbery. Both series achieved a consolidated series average of over 9 million viewers, although the first was more acclaimed critically.
“Chris Chibnall knows exactly how to keep viewers guessing and I’m delighted that he is going to take the story onto the next stage.” – ITV Director of Drama, Steve November
Broadchurch is produced by Kudos and Imaginary Friends Productions.