We knew it was on the horizon, likely to be sometime in February, and now ITV has confirmed the transmission date of series three of Broadchurch, the crime drama that, back when it first started back in 2013, changed the nature of British crime drama. Inspired itself by the Scandinavian boom a few years earlier, Broadchurch took a leaf out of The Killing’s book and told the story behind the story, mixing gripping whodunit procedural with the heart-rending stories of the families of the missing and the deceased. So it’s with excitement and intrigue that we now mark our diaries for series three.
Series two fell far short of series one’s impact and quality, but our excitement is still high for series three: Chris Chibnall still writes some fantastic dialogue, especially between the two main characters – Olivia Colman and David Tennant’s DS Ellie Miller and DI Alec Hardy.
In series three, the pair reunites to investigate a case of sexual assault in the town, and with it welcomes new characters and actors. The likes of Julie Hesmondhalgh, Lenny Henry, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley all join the cast, while returning cast members include Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Arthur Darvill, Carolyn Pickles and Adam Wilson.
So, when’s it on?
Mark your diaries for Monday 27th February, 9pm, ITV.
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