Pictured above for the first time are returning cast David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill and some of the actors who are joining Broadchurch for series two including Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eve Myles and James D’Arcy.
Details of the new characters and storylines for the second series won’t be revealed during filming as the cast and crew remain tight lipped about how the drama develops.
Cloud Atlas star James D’Arcy, Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace, Spy Game, The Cell) and Eve Myles (Torchwood) have all been announced as new members to the second series of Chris Chibnall’s award-winning Broadchurch.
Said Chibnall: “We’re over the moon to have wooed Marianne back from Los Angeles to join us in Broadchurch. Marianne is one of Britain’s finest actresses, so it’s an honour and a coup for us. It’s a role written specifically for her and I would’ve wept for months if she’d turned us down. Luckily she didn’t and her character is going to make an indelible impact on the world of Broadchurch.”
Speaking of James D’Arcy, Jane Featherstone said: “James’ extraordinary recent work in movies such as Cloud Atlas and opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock makes him another thrilling and important addition to the Broadchurch cast. It’s never easy to tempt actors back from Hollywood, and we feel privileged that James is joining us as a key part of our new story.”
“As if we didn’t have enough fabulous actresses, it’s a thrill to be joined by Wales’ finest, Eve Myles. Having worked together on Torchwood, it’s a joy to be able to welcome her to Broadchurch. And anyone who’s seen Phoebe Waller-Bridge perform knows she’s already on the way to being a superstar. We’re lucky to have them both on board,” added Chris Chibnall.
TV’s Director of Drama Steve November and Controller of Drama Victoria Fea have commissioned the new series.
“We’re delighted with the stellar cast assembled for the new series of Broadchurch,” said Steve. “There’s a real sense of heightened anticipation about what’s to come, although we’re desperate to protect the secrets of Broadchurch to avoid spoiling what happens next for the viewers,” he added.
Chris Chibnall has confirmed the news series will return to the Dorset and North Somerset locations, which have become intrinsically linked with Broadchurch.
You can see the original series of Broadchurch stripped nightly across the launch week of ITV Encore (ITV’s first new drama replay channel on Sky 123) on the 9th June 2014.