Broadchurch to return in January

Broadchurch was the best whodunit programme on UK TV for years, so fans will be delighted to hear that the second series will finally air in the New Year.

ITV has confirmed that the hit show, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman as detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, will return in January 2015 for an eight episode run.

Series one of the drama, penned by Chris Chibnall, focused on the unexplained death of an 11-year old boy in a small coastal town in Dorset. Twists and turns followed as Ellie and Alec tried to solve the mystery and track down the killer.

The series was hugely popular with critics, winning three BAFTA awards. It also resonated with viewers, and more than 10 million people tuned in for the final episode in April 2013.

ITV's been teasing details about the new series in several short ads. The third and final one of these, which aired on Sunday, saw Alec ask: "There was a boy, and he was killed. I caught the killer. So why am I still here?"

There are currently no details about how the second series of the crime drama may unfold but it is already known that actors Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill and Jodie Whittaker will be reprising their roles while James D'Arcy and Marianne Jean-Baptitse will be among those joining the original cast.

The success of the first series led to a US remake (Gracepoint), which stars Tennant alongside Breaking Bad's Anna Gun in the lead roles. Gracepoint is also set to broadcast on an ITV channel later this year.

Source: DigitalSpy

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