Chris Chibnall hints Broadchurch series two will begin shooting in May caught up with the writer and Bafta-winning Olivia Colman to hear about the "brilliant" scripts for the next instalment...

Here at, we had our work cut out for us trying to extract information about Broadchurch series two from creator Chris Chibnall. The next instalment is shrouded in secrecy but the writer did let slip a few precious details on the red carpet at last night’s Bafta TV Awards.


Talking of his latest star, Charlotte Rampling, who is set to join the drama in a “pivotal” role, Chibnall said: “She’s absolutely exceptional. We have such a wonderful ensemble, if you’re going to bring new actors into that they’ve got to be extraordinary.”

He then added, cryptically… “There are more names to come.”

As for scripts, according to star Olivia Colman, the first two are “brilliant”. She doesn’t have long to wait until stepping back in front of the camera as, judging by the pair’s sheepish expressions, filming on the new series is set to begin later this month…