First pictures of Broadchurch series 2 cast

The cast of multi award winning drama Broadchurch attended the read-through for the second series of the drama earlier today in London.
Pictured for the first time are returning cast David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill and some of the actors who are joining the drama for series two including Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eve Myles and James D’Arcy.

New cast members announced for series 2 of Broadchurch

Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will join the cast of multi-award winning Broadchurch for the new series, broadcaster ITV, and production companies Kudos and Imaginary Friends confirmed today.   
Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Marianne, who trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, will play a leading role in the new series. Acclaimed for her television and film roles including Without A Trace, Private Practice and The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, Marianne will begin filming for the new series shortly.
“We’re over the moon to have wooed Marianne back from Los Angeles to join us in Broadchurch,” said creator and writer Chris Chibnall in the week when the drama achieved a hat trick of BAFTA Awards for the programme, and stars Olivia Colman and David Bradley.

Network to Produce U.S. Version of Hit British Crime Drama

A SHOCKING UNSOLVED MURDER PUTS A SMALL TOWN UNDER SCRUTINY IN  FOX’S NEW EVENT SERIES “BROADCHURCH” 
broadchurchBoldly continuing its push for quality long-form event series, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today a series order for BROADCHURCH (working title), an American version of the the U.K.’s most-watched new drama of the year. Produced in partnership with Shine America, and to be executive-produced by the original series’ creator, Chris Chibnall (“Dr. Who,” “Camelot”), the gripping crime series is scheduled to begin filming in January, for broadcast during the 2014-2015 season.

Set in an American town, BROADCHURCH (wt) follows the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face, from where he may have fallen. Although the cause of his death remains unsolved, the picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.

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BROADCHURCH – US PREMIERE

BROADCHURCH_EP1_35BBC AMERICA’s Broadchurch, which earned critical acclaim, record ratings and became a Twitter phenomenon in the UK, centers on the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.

Leading the investigation are two detectives – the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant, Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant), Ellie’s newly appointed boss.

By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered.

The cast also includes Jodie Whittaker as Beth, Andrew Buchan as Mark, Will Mellor playing Stephen Turner and sees Arthur Darvill as the town priest Paul Coates. The series is created and written by Chris Chibnall and executive produced by Chibnall and Jane Featherstone.

Broadchurch premieres Wednesday, August 7, 10:00pm ET/PT as part ofDramaville.

Broadchurch recommissioned for a second series

Broadchurch will return for a second series, ITV confirmed tonight (Monday 22 April).

 The successful series, produced by Kudos Film and Television and Imaginary Friends Productions, written and created by Chris Chibnall, starring a strong ensemble cast lead by David Tennant and Olivia Colman has gripped the nation with viewers intrigued by the circumstances surrounding the death of young Danny Latimer.
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