Broadchurch will return for a second series, ITV confirmed tonight. The new series will go into production next year. As with the first series, details of the story, and which characters will return, are currently being kept tightly under wraps.
Filmed in Dorset, since launching on 4 March, the drama has never been far from everyday conversation, becoming compelling viewing as the audience have dissected and analysed the cleverly crafted scripts.
The first episode rating of 9.1 million (31% audience share) saw Broadchurch achieve the highest weekday launch of a new drama across all broadcasters since ITV’s Whitechapel in January 2009.
“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.”
Whodunnit!? We've waited eight weeks for this and, tonight, we should - finally - find out who the murderer is! Who killed the young boy Danny Latimer.
Much of it was filmed in West Bay, on the Dorset coast. And, fans of the series - starring David Tennant - have been travelling there from across the country. Tourism officials say there's been a record number of visitors.
Tonight a brand new ITV drama begins on our screens, and it's set to get our hearts racing! Broadchurch, starring David Tenant, and Olivia Colman, was filmed on the beautiful coastlines of Dorset. It's a spine-tingling thriller. Divya Kohli went behind the scenes.
David Tennant stars in ITV's new drama shot in Dorset
Broadchurch is a spine-tingling thriller. The story of a town wrapped up in the murder of a young boy. ITV News Meridian reporter, Divya Kohli went behind the scenes to get exclusive access to the cast and crew.