The second series of Broadchurch is welcoming a host of new yet familiar faces to the golden cliffs of West Bay.
As well as acting royalty Charlotte Rampling, who is set to play “an integral part of the new story“, ITV’s Bafta-winning mystery drama has cast Torchwood star Eve Myles, Without a Trace’s Marianne Jean-Baptiste, as well as James D’Arcy and Pheobe Waller-Bridge.
The new cast members, who will be appearing in currently unknown roles, will join returning stars David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill.
Series creator Chris Chibnall said: “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.
“As if we didn’t have enough fabulous actresses, it’s a thrill to be joined by Wales’ finest, Eve Myles,” continued Chibnall. “Having worked together on Torchwood, it’s a joy to be able to welcome her to Broadchurch.”
The creators also added that they were “privileged” and “lucky” to have Cloud Atlas’ James D’Arcy and Bad Education’s Pheobe Waller-Bridge on board.
Broadchurch took home a hat trick of awards at Sunday night’s Bafta TV ceremony in central London, winning best drama as well as best actress and best supporting actor, for Olivia Colman and David Bradley.
Filming on Broadchurch series two will begin “later this month” in the “Dorset and North Somerset locations which have become intrinsically linked to Broadchurch.”
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