Many people have been wondering just how a second series of Broadchurch could be made, given that the murder it centred on was unheard of in the sleepy seaside town it was set.
Ad now ITV’s director of television Peter Fincham has said that the second series will be completely different from the first, as well as refusing to confirm who in the cast would return with it.
For 5 weeks the nation was gripped as the sleepy seaside town of Broadchurch came to terms with the sudden and mysterious murder of eleven year old Danny Latimer.
Leading the police investigation was Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) and viewers watched as several members of the close-knit community were linked to and questioned over the murder in some way until, in the final episode, the killer was unveiled as being Ellie Miller’s own husband, Joe (Matthew Gravelle).
At the end of the series finale fans were delighted to see an announcement that Broadchurch would be back, but were quite puzzled over the how’s and where’s as this incident was completely unique to the town which is why its effects were so dramatic.
One of the shows stars, Will Mellor who plays telephone engineer Steve Connolly who claimed to have psychic abilities, even came out to say that the new series might well be a prequel and not focus on the same characters, or even feature a murder.
And now Fincham has insisted that the next series will be different and not a “formulaic repeat of series one”.
When the subject of the recasting of the series’ main stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman at the Edinburgh Television Festival , he refused to confirm who had or would be asked to sign up for series 2.
And Chris Chibnal, the writer behind the hugely popular thriller, has backed this by telling Digital Spy earlier this year that the line-up for the new series may be a complete surprise, adding:
“I would take nothing for granted, I would just wait and see!”