Published Monday, 12 May 2014
Olivia Colman and David Tennant will return to star in Broadchurch. (© ITV)
The hugely popular murder mystery will be back for a new instalment after wowing more than nine million viewers last year.
Tennant will return to his role as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, and Colman will be back as Ellie Miller, the Detective Sergeant left devastated after her husband confessed to murdering schoolboy Danny Latimer.
Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who play Danny's parents Beth and Mark Latimer, will also return to their roles, alongside Arthur Darvill as local vicar Paul Coates.
The second series, which is set to begin filming in Dorset, has been penned by Chris Chibnall, who created and wrote the first series.
He has previously said that the new run will be "completely different".
ITV's director of drama, Steve November, said: "We're delighted Broadchurch is back in production, but we're remaining tight-lipped about how the story develops.
"Suffice to say Chris has delivered as always and the scripts are just as exciting as the first series."
Executive producer, Jane Featherstone, added: "The reaction to Broadchurch from UK viewers has been incredible. So we'd like viewers to enjoy the new series knowing as little as possible about what's to come and for the story to unfold in real time."
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