Published: Wednesday March 19, 2014 MYT 9:35:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday March 19, 2014 MYT 9:37:39 AM

David Tennant to return to 'Broadchurch'

The actor to be on the cast of the British crime drama’s second season.

Until now, David Tennant’s participation in the next season of Broadchurch was up in the air, largely because of the involvement and therefore time commitment of the actor in the American remake of the series, Gracepoint, which is currently being filmed in Canada for FOX.

But in an interview with British website Cultbox, Tennant’s Broadchurch co-star Jodie Whittaker confirmed that David Tennant would indeed return in the role of Detective Inspector Alec Hardy. The actress also stated that Olivia Coleman would be back to play Hardy’s colleague, Ellie Miller.

This means that the former Doctor Who star will now headline both the English and American versions of the series, both of which will focus on how the murder of a young boy turns life upside down for the inhabitants of a small town. In the FOX remake, Tennant will be joined on the set by Breaking Bad star Anna Gunn.

The first season of Broadchurch, consisting of eight episodes, was aired on ITV in Britain in March and April 2013. The show proved to be a hit with British audiences, and its season finale attracted 6.93 million viewers.

The second season of Broadchurch will be filmed before the end of the year. – AFP Relaxnews

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