David Tennant returning to Broadchurch series 2

News Louisa Mellor
18 Mar 2014 - 06:58

David Tennant's Broadchurch co-star Jodie Whittaker suggests the actor will be back for series 2...

"Broadchurch will return" was the caption viewers were left with at the end of last year's hugely popular ITV drama, and return it will. Who, though, will be in the lead roles?

Olivia Colman, who played the devestating part of detective Ellie Miller aka the best thing in an orange cagoule ever to happen to UK crime drama, has long been confirmed as returning for the second run. Will her co-lead, David Tennant, be joining her?

Yes, according to Jodie Whittaker, who gave a standout performance as grieving mother Beth Latimer in the first series. Speaking to Cultbox, Whittaker said, "I know Olivia [Colman] and David [Tennant] are back, but [the producers] haven’t told us anything. They don’t want us to know anything so that we can’t spoil it if we are back”.

The extent of Tennant's return, if we can take Whittaker's words as confirmation, is yet to be determined. Creator and writer Chris Chibnall previously told the Radio times that the character, whose heart condition left him barely hanging on at the end of the first series, would be hard pressed to fight crime in his current state of health, saying "I don't see how you come back". Tennant is of course, currently busy playing DI Alec Hardy in US remake, Gracepoint, alongside Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn.


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