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Broadchurch creator talks very different second season


Story by Jack Foley

BROADCHURCH creator Chris Chibnall has been talking a little more about what to expect from the show’s surprise second season.

In an interview with ITV’s Daybreak the morning after the first season came to its powerful climax, the writer promised “a very different type of story”.

He refused to be drawn on any plot specifics or casting details, but did tease: ““I have a plan.”

He then continued: “I’m keeping it to myself for a while, but we know what we’re going to do. It’s going to be a very different type of story and hopefully it will be just as compelling and bold and I’m really looking forward to doing it. It will take us a little while, but hopefully it will be something that lives up to the first one.”

Shooting on the series will commence in 2014 with a view to the new series being aired sometime in 2015.

But attributing part of the show’s success to the way its secrets were maintained until the end, Chibnall said: “We’ve kept our secrets so deliberately on the first one and it’s worked well, so… we’ll keep the secrets for a bit longer on the second one,.

ITV really took a punt on it and really took a risk doing eight hours across eight weeks. They really trusted the audience and I think the audience were ready for it. I think it’s a real credit to them.”

The climax of Broadchurch pulled in the murder mystery’s biggest audience of the series last night, with a peak audience of 9.27 million.

Read our review of the final episode

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