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Broadchurch to return for third series


Story by Jack Foley

A THIRD series of Broadchurch has been confirmed by ITV, with David Tennant and Olivia Colman both returning.

The show’s second season, which revolves around two separate murder cases linked by Tennant’s character Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, reached its climax on Monday, February 23, 2015, and has continued to hook viewers despite receiving mixed reviews this time around.

An average audience of 7.8 million watched the broadcast on ITV.

Writer and Chris Chibnall, who will also return, said he was “overwhelmed” that so many people had stuck with the many “twists and turns” the sophomore season had offered and added: “This third chapter has been a glint in my eye for a long time and I’m thrilled to be writing these characters once again.”

As yet, there is no news on who else will return from the existing cast for future instalments.

ITV’s director of drama Steve November added: “Chris Chibnall knows exactly how to keep viewers guessing and I’m delighted that he is going to take the story on to the next stage.”

It has not been announced when filming on the third series will commence, or when it is likely to air in the UK.

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