The much-awaited return of the second season of the ITV drama “Broadchurch” is approaching. According to the British network, the series is expected to come back in January 2015. Read on for more details to this news story.
ITV has released a number of teasers to the second season of “Broadchurch.” The gripping drama, which was written and directed by Chris Chibnail, first aired on the network in the United Kingdom last March 2013 and ran for eight episodes. By the succeeding month, the show received a second season pick-up. When the final episode aired for its first season, the words “Broadchurch Will Return" was flashed on the screen.
The series stars David Tennant as Detective Alec Hardy and Olivia Coleman as Detective Ellie Miller. In the first season, the two were tasked to find the murderer of young Danny Latimer, whose death has placed Broadchurch in the national news.
Set in the coast of Dorset, “Broadchurch” is more than a crime drama, as it also depicts the lives of its small-town dwellers.
At the end of the first season, it was revealed that Detective Miller’s husband, Joe, was actually the killer. The question now, with the second season returning, is how the town and Millers would be coping after this tragedy.
Hardy: There was a boy, and he was killed. I caught the killer. So why am I still here?
Miller: There was a boy, and he was killed. What happened then destroyed my family, my job and my town. So what do I do now?
These are some of the questions that will be tackled in the show’s return, as seen in the teasers below.
Apart from Tennant and Coleman, previous season’s actors like Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Arthur Darvill, Jonathan Bailey, Charlotte Beaumont, Carolyn Pickles, Pauline Quirke and Joe Sims are returning, along with some new faces such as Eve Myles, Charlotte Rampling, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Meera Syal and James D’Arcy.
“Broadchurch’s” plot for the second season has not yet been revealed. All the actors were asked to sign a nondisclosure agreement, and the scripts were distributed with caution. But in an interview with Mirror, the show’s creator said that part of the focus of the second season would be to show “how the shattered community rebuilds itself after the grisly events.”
“Broadchurch” received three BAFTA TV awards for its illustrious first season and was adapted on American TV as “Gracepoint.”
You can view the teaser to the second season of "Broadchurch" here.
And there you have it for the update of the return of “Broadchurch,” which will be running its second season on ITV in the United Kingdom in January 2015.
We’ll keep you updated about this show, including its U.S. broadcast here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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