ITV has been awarded Channel of the Year at this year's Edinburgh television festival in recognition of a strong period of programme that has included its Exposure documentary on Jimmy Savile and the hit drama series Broadchurch.
Earlier this month, it emerged that US network Fox will be remaking the critically acclaimed crime drama for Broadchurch for US audiences.
Popular ITV drama Broadchurch will return for a second series next year, the broadcaster confirmed tonight.
The first series, written by Chris Chibnall and starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman, concluded this evening.
“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.”