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ITV smash-hit Broadchurch to get second series

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“Broadchurch will return”, announced ITV last night, as the hugely popular whodunit is getting recommissioned for a second series.

The drama, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, has been the programme everyone’s been talking about since it started in early March, with an average of over 9 million viewers an episode and bookmakers even taking bets on the killer of young Danny Latimer.

Production will start on the series next year. In a similar fashion to this series, details of which characters will return to the show will be kept strictly under wraps, as well as details of the story. It is thought that as few as 29 people knew the identity of the killer before last night’s finale aired on ITV1.

Peter Fincham, ITV’s Director of Television, said: “We’re delighted to be commissioning a second series of Broadchurch. 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.”   

The creators of the show have promised to return with more surprises and scale for the new series. 




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