Filming starts soon on the new series of hit murder mystery Broadchurch and ITV has confirmed all the core cast, including David Tennant and Olivia Colman, will be returning for it.

David Tennant will return as Alec Hardy, while Olivia Colman resumes her role as Ellie Miller, last seen having her life torn apart as husband Joe confessed to murdering local 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. 

Broadchurch will again be filmed in Dorset, but no other details have yet been revealed. In keeping with the first series, secrecy and intrigue surrounds the story of the award winning drama written by creator and acclaimed screenwriter Chris Chibnall.

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 [Chibnall, writer] has delivered as always and the scripts are just as exciting as the first series.”