After last night's Broadchurch finale, ITV confirmed that the hit show will return
Broadchurch will return for a second series, ITV has confirmed.
The nation has been gripped by the hit show, which has seen detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy (played by Olivia Coleman and David Tennant) search for Danny Latimer’s killer in the seaside town of Broadchurch.
The new series will go into production next year and, as with the first series, details of the story, and which characters will return, are currently being kept tightly under wraps.
‘We’re delighted to be commissioning a second series of Broadchurch,’ said ITV’s Director of Television, Peter Fincham. ‘From the moment the murder scene was discovered, viewers became gripped by the series, and we’ve been genuinely thrilled by the audience response. David and Olivia’s performances and Chris’s cleverly crafted scripts have created a truly compelling drama.’
While the show’s creator and writer Chris Chibnall (let’s all take a bow) said: ‘The whole Broadchurch team has been delighted and properly gobsmacked by the response from ITV viewers. When I first talked to Peter Fincham and Laura Mackie, ITV’s Director of Drama about Broadchurch, I mentioned that if people liked it, there was another very different story we could tell afterwards. I’m really thrilled we’re going to tell that story too.’
We won’t reveal who Danny’s killer was in this article, for fear of ruining it for anyone who didn’t get a chance to watch it last night.
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