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David Tennant and Olivia Colman Will Be Back for Season 2 of BROADCHURCH

Need more David Tennant in your life? Of course you do. You’ll not only see the actor in the upcoming American remake of Broadchurch, Gracepoint, but he’ll also be returning for Season 2 of ITV’s Broadchurch. The series is headed into production in Dorset, England, and the network has confirmed that, along with Tennant as Detective Alec Hardy, Olivia Colman will reprise her role as Detective Ellie Miller.

The familiar faces don’t stop there. In a surprising move, Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker (Mark and Beth Latimer) and Arthur Darvill (Reverend Paul Coates) are also coming back for the second season. I can sort of understand having Darvill in the line-up. I’d prefer seeing fresh faces aside from the detectives, but he could be tied into the story. However, I can’t wrap my head around why Whittaker and Buchan are back. They were obviously a key part of the first season as Danny’s parents, but they also found closure when his murder was solved at the end of the season.

Perhaps Whittaker and Buchan won’t be series regulars in Season 2? Broadchurch isn’t exactly a giant city and running into them during the regular course of business would be expected. I hope that’s the case instead of pulling them into the central plot again.

And speaking of that plot, it is locked down and cloaked in secrecy just like it was in Season 1. Chris Chibnall, creator of the series, will also be penning Season 2.

If you need a Broadchurch-esque fix right now, watch the first trailer for Gracepoint.

HT: Deadline

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  1. shanae says:

    More Olivia, more Arthur, more Jodie, more Andrew – yay. I imagine David T’s character will die off in the first or second episode as his story is done now and the character wasn’t interesting enough to explore further. Tennant can put in a decent performance with a good script and tight direction to reign him in, but I agree with the British press that he was the weak acting link in Broadchurch. 

  2. kopperhead says:

    I would watch DT in a bad show (not that I think GP is going to be bad; I don’t) over any other actor in an excellent show, if I had to make a choice

  3. Dan says:

    Perhaps Whittaker and Buchan are only in the first episode? If season 2 starts up immediately after the events of season 1 to show some more of the aftermath, that might explain their presence.  

    • kopperhead says:

      I hope it is a bit later, giving time for DI Hardy to get his health issues fixed.

  4. Best news I’ve heard all day! I was scared Tennant won’t return after Gracepoint, which hopefully won’t be as bad as I thought it might be…

    • kopperhead says:

      There is some amazing talent in Gracepoint; how can you just think it will be bad. Oh, maybe because most remakes are not as good as original, but I think GP is something more in between a remake and something new…another version.

  5. Jen says:

    Now this I’m far more interested in. =]

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  7. Pete says:

    Awesome!All this series needs is a little Stephen Fry.A boy can dream, can’t he?