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Please note the scheduling change: Broadchurch season two will now premiere Wednesday, March 4th, 10/9c on BBC America.

The gripping drama, produced by Kudos and Imaginary Friends Productions, written and created by Chris Chibnall, garnered critical acclaim, sparked widespread discussion on social media and earned a Peabody Award following its premiere in the US last year on BBC AMERICA. With an ensemble cast lead by David Tennant and Olivia Colman, the first season centered on a quiet seaside town following the shocking murder of a young boy and the impact it had on the tight-knit community when everyone becomes a suspect. David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill will reprise their roles. Legendary actress Charlotte Rampling, Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge join the cast for the second season.

New David Tennant and Broadchurch cast interviews from ITV Press Centre

The ITV Press Centre has posted a series of interviews from the main cast (Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eve Myles, James D’Arcy and Chris Chibnall) of the second series of Broadchurch which premieres on ITV on Monday 5th January at 9pm.

David Tennant’s interview reads:

What can we expect from the new series of Broadchurch?
It’s a very different type of story. I think we all found it hard to predict where Chris (Chibnall) was going to go and how he was going to tell a story faithful to season one without underselling the veracity of it. It would have been ludicrous and a bit disappointing to discover another body on the beach and begin another eight episodes of whodunnit…he absolutely doesn’t do that. Tonally it’s the same show but structurally it is completely different.
This is a really clever and exciting bit of writing, still a thriller but not the same type. Without giving anything away, it is almost impossible to describe but by the first commercial break people will be enthralled.

Do you see Emmett Carver, your character from the US version Gracepoint, as a totally different character to Alec Hardy?
I wouldn’t say Carver and Hardy are completely different characters - in my head they occupy very different spaces. Clearly in many ways they are quite similar but don’t feel like the same person, in fact they feel quite distinct. Although the story is in many ways similar, Gracepoint feels like a different world.

How did it feel to be back in West Bay?
I loved being back in West Bay. A lot of people assume we film the whole thing in Dorset but of course we don’t. We film the beach scenes, anything to do with water down there everything else in London for interiors and we use locations around Bristol but West Bay is the location that everyone recognises - the Jurassic cliffs (that poor Danny was found at the bottom of in season one) still feature prominently in season two, we’ll see the police station again and other locations audiences have seen before. We always enjoy coming back here - this is where Chris Chibnall our writer lives, so he writes to his locale.

Is it getting harder to keep the Broadchurch secrets?
No, I don’t think it has got any harder to keep the secrets. I think it frustrates those around you but I am well practised at not giving anything away; withholding everything. I don’t mind it. I quite like being the holder of secrets. I get frustrated if I’m the one that doesn’t know them, but happy to be in the slightly superior position of knowing what comes next…

Broadchurch Series Two press pack

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Guilty Confession

I am not as excited about Broadchurch as I want to be. I’ve had a whole year of David Tennant as sad, grumpy Alec Hardy, followed by sad, tragic Richard II, then sad, grumpy Emmett Carver, and now we’re back to sad, grumpy Hardy again. Not complaining about the Tennant Tornado that’s taken hold of my TV, but I’d kind of like to see him in another loopy, over the top role like in Fright Night again. We didn’t even get What We Did On Our Holiday over here, so it’s just been a steady stream of sad, dramatic Tennant. Sure, I’ll watch Broadchurch and enjoy it, but I am ready for a bit of a change of pace. I want to be super excited about Broadchurch, but I’m just sort of.. meh.. about it.

Three new photos of David Tennant from Broadchurch

Today we tweeted three new photos of David Tennant from the second series of Broadchurch.

The first one was the poster which is based on a photo taken by Frank Herholdt and was posted to the Trayler and Trayler website.

 
The second new photo showed David Tennant with all the main cast of Broadchurch and was tweeted by a reporter at the Dorset Echo to accompany her article about the cast’s feelings about filming in the area.

The third photo was tweeted to us by the same Dorset Echo reporter and shows David Tennant and Olivia Colman in a promo photo in West Bay.


Broadchurch returns to ITV on Monday 5th January at 9pm.

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Broadchurch Series 2 Official Trailer

I’M SO EXCITED
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If I look at you, you know I’m talking to you. I don’t need to say your name three times as to congratulate myself in remembering it. To create some sort of… false intimacy. - DI Alec Hardy / DI Emmett Carver