The casting news for Broadchurch series two isn’t over, according to writer Chris Chibnall.
Earlier this week, Radio Times exclusively confirmed the return of David Tennant and Olivia Colman to the hit ITV crime drama, with Charlotte Rampling announced soon after as taking a lead role in the next series.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com on the BAFTA red carpet, however, the show’s creator said there were “more to come” when asked about news of any new faces in the show.
As also confirmed earlier week, Tennant and Colman – who played crime-solving duo DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller – will be again joined by Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who portrayed parents of the murdered schoolboy Danny Latimer, as well as Arthur Darvill who will reprise his role as Reverend Paul Coates.
But while the return of the local police force and Latimer family all but confirms the action will remain in Broadchurch, writer Chris Chibnall and his team have been keeping silent on what will unfold when the second series hits screens.
“We’re delighted Broadchurch is back in production, but we’re remaining tight-lipped about how the story develops,” said ITV’s director of drama, Steve November. “Suffice to say Chris has delivered as always and the scripts are just as exciting as the first series.”
James Strong – who directed five episodes of series one – will also return to direct the first two instalments of the new series when filming begins in Dorset shortly. There is no word yet on whether fellow cast members Pauline Quirke, Charlotte Beaumont, Vicky McClure or Will Mellor will reprise their roles.