David Tennant, Olivia Colman & more for Broadchurch series 2

News Louisa Mellor
12 May 2014 - 09:44

It's official: Broadchurch's key cast members, from David Tennant to Jodie Whittaker, will be returning for series 2...

Olivia Colman's return as Ellie Miller for Broadchurch's second series has been out of the bag for months, but despite rumours, a question mark has hovered over whether David Tennant (who is also starring in US remake, Gracepoint) would be joining her by coming back for series two.

Not any more. It's been confirmed that Tennant will indeed be returning to the role of DI Alec Hardy for Broadchurch's second run, and he's not the only one. Joining Tennant and Colman will be series one regulars Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan. Darvill is back playing trendy vicar Reverend Paul Coates, while Whittaker and Buchan will reprise their respective roles as Beth and Mark Latimer, the parents of murdered schoolboy Danny in the first series.

Aside from the returning cast, very little is known about Broadchurch's return to ITV. The secrecy that surrounded its final episodes has so far extended to its second series. All we know from ITV's director of drama, Steve November, is that "[Writer] Chris Chibnall has delivered as always and the scripts are just as exciting as the first series".

Which is all ticketyboo. Now all we need is confirmation that crossbow Nige is coming back too, and our day will have been made.


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