'Broadchurch' greenlit for second season

Following a strong showing for its first season finale, ITV has confirmed that the David Tennant-led mystery series "Broadchurch" will return for a second season.


The new crime drama quickly became a big hit in the UK, drawing strong ratings throughout its run, with a US release still forthcoming on BBC America.

The series drew an average of 7.1 million viewers during its eight episode season, with the premiere and finale both drawing even higher numbers at 9.1 million and 9.3 million viewers, respectively.

"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’ cleverly crafted scripts have created a truly compelling drama."

"Broadchurch" revolves around the immense impact that the mysterious death of a young boy has on the residents of a tightly knit small town. Tennant plays a visiting investigator flown in to assist local investigator Olivia Colman, and together the two learn that there is far more to the death than previously thought. The series is written by Chris Chibnall ("Law & Order: UK"), who is likely to return for the second series.

The series creator said of the announcement, "The whole Broadchurch team has been delighted and properly gobsmacked by the response from ITV viewers. When I first talked to Peter Fincham and Laura Mackie, ITV’s director of drama about 'Broadchurch,' I mentioned that if people liked it, there was another very different story we could tell afterwards. I'm really thrilled we're going to tell that story, too."

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Written by: kyleiam
Apr 23rd, 2013, 6:48 am

Images courtesy of ITV


Message Posted On May 1st, 2014, 12:23 pm
So when will it be back on the air in US?

Message Posted On Oct 10th, 2013, 5:53 pm
I'm so glad Broadchurch is coming back. Great and different show. For those making negative comments I guess there weren't enough car chases, people in comic book costumes or violence for shock value thrown at you in order to get your attention. To Arnold whose comment is above it's obvious class is not your strong suit.

Message Posted On May 10th, 2013, 8:27 pm
obviously didn't watch the same Broadchurch that I watched

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Message Posted On Apr 23rd, 2013, 9:20 am

Absolutely crap programming.  They took a 90 minute movie, chopped it into 8 episodes so they could shovel more commericials at us, then use half the time left to tell us what happened last week and what was coming next week.   Definitely aimed at the Apple generation that can't make change in their head, remember a phone number and who can't find their ass with both hands and an app.

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