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.”