Before the first series of Broadchurch had even finished airing, it was announced that a second series was in the pipeline…
In fact, the official confirmation came literally at the end of the gripping series finale – just after the credits rolled – leaving us all super-excited to find out what series two had in store for us.
There were many theories based on how the story of a murder, which has now been solved, could come back for a second series, with ideas ranging from the concepts of prequels to flashbacks.
But now – the new series about to hit our screens next month – the general consensus of opinion is that the ITV drama will focus on the aftermath of the murder reveal, and those people who were most affected by it.
But there must be a lot to cover as The Sun newspaper reports that plans for series three are already underway.
According to the publication, the show’s writer, Chris Chibnall, is currently rushing through the plotline for series three in a bid for it to be ready to start filming – in Dorset, where series one and two were filmed – by July of next year.
The writer went on to reveal that he is “extremely humbled” at how well Broadchurch has been received by critics and viewers alike, remarking: “It’s constantly humbling…
“It’s bewildering, fascinating and wonderful. It’s been a privilege to have a reaction to a story you’ve written. I feel lucky and grateful.”
In series two, we can expect to see original cast members David Tennant and Olivia Colman returning to play detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, whilst Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan will also return to reprise the roles of Beth and Mark Latimer, the parents of 11 year old Danny, whose murder was the focus of all series one’s drama.
Series two of Broadchurch is due to return to our ITV screens in the New Year . Watch the official teaser trailer for it in the clip below: