“Doctor Who” alums David Tennant and Arthur Darvill are headed to BBC America, as the network has picked up the eight-part drama “Broadchurch” starring the pair. Announced yesterday at the winter TV previews, “Broadchurch” will premiere sometime this year on BBC America, but an exact date has not yet been released.
“Broadchurch” tells the story of a small British seaside town that is deeply impacted by the murder of a young boy, and the investigation that throws the quiet town into the limelight. Both Tennant and Darvill, who each had roles at different times on “Doctor Who”, will star in the series. David Tennant, who starred as The Doctor from 2005 to 2010, will play Detective Inspector Alec Hardy. Hardy is described as a “by-the-book investigator” who is new to the division, and is also a newly appointed boss to his partner Detective Sergent Ellie Miller (played by Olivia Colman). Arthur Darvill, who played the role of Rory Williams on “Doctor Who” from 2010 to 2012, is set to play Paul Coates – the town priest.
“Broadchurch” executive producer Jane Featherstone is thrilled to be able to have such an exciting cast, and she feels that the character of Ellie will be a cornerstone of the series. "We're proud to have cast an outstanding array of Britain's finest performers to appear in Broadchurch. The drama is a snapshot of modern Britain. Its community represents a microcosm of life as we know it with the character of Ellie part of the fabric of Broadchurch. She's lived amidst the people in this coastal town all her life so when the fabric begins to tear, it's Ellie who will feel the impact the hardest."
Are you excited to see the two “Doctor Who” alum brought together in one series? Do you think you will be checking out “Broadchurch” when it makes its way to BBC America this year?