Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who play Danny’s parents Beth and Mark Latimer, will also return to their roles, alongside Arthur Darvill as local vicar Paul Coates. No other details have yet been revealed.
ITV’s Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea have commissioned the new series.
“We’re delighted Broadchurch is back in production, but we’re remaining tight-lipped about how the story develops,” said Steve. “Suffice to say Chris has delivered as always and the scripts are just as exciting as the first series.”
Broadchurch will be executive produced by Chris Chibnall (The Great Train Robbery, Torchwood) for Imaginary Friends and Jane Featherstone (Utopia, The Hour, Spooks) on behalf of Kudos, a Shine Group company.
The first episode rating of 9.1 million (31% audience share) in March 2013 saw Broadchurch achieve the highest weekday launch of a new drama across all broadcasters since ITV’s Whitechapel in January 2009.
The first series of Broadchurch will be shown on ITV Encore at launch, stripped across its first week on air. ITV Encore is ITV's first new channel in eight years and launches on SKY Channel 123 on 9th June 2014.
After months of speculation ITV can has confirmed the cast for the new series of Broadchurch, which begins filming in Dorset shortly. In keeping with the first series, secrecy surrounds the story of the award winning drama written by creator and acclaimed screenwriter Chris Chibnall.
David Tennant will return as Alec Hardy, whilst Olivia Colman resumes her role as Ellie Miller, last seen having her life torn apart as husband Joe confessed to murdering local schoolboy Danny Latimer.
So yet again Driver jumps to totally wrong conclusions - no cover up - no secret - had he got to scrutiny on time he'd have heard me explain
Former Labour leader of Thanet Council, Clive Hart, has resigned using Twitter and Facebook to express his political frustrations with his opponents.
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The weather for the eastern part of the Meridian region on Saturday 29th March, presented by James Wright.
The weather for the western part of the Meridian region on Saturday 29th March, presented by James Wright.
Delays possible on P and O Ferries between Dover and Calais due to fog. Delays and cancellations are possible this morning.
Disruption to flights to/from Southampton Airport due to fog. Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline. There are delays and cancellations.
Disruption on Hovertravel between Ryde and Southsea due to fog. A shuttle service is currently in operation, but this will not run to a normal timetable. Source:Ferry Company.
Widespread fog this morning. Please use lights and drive to the conditions. Please take extra care!