Broadchurch set for third series

Broadchurch is to return for a third series, ITV has confirmed.

After last night’s dramatic finale, ITV confirmed the drama will return, and that David Tennant and Olivia Colman will reprise their roles as Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller.

Chris Chibnall will be back to write series three, while additional casting will be announced at a later date.

ITV’s director of drama Steve November said: “Chris Chibnall knows exactly how to keep viewers guessing and I’m delighted that he is going to take the story onto the next stage.”

Chibnall added: “We’ve been overwhelmed that nine million people every week have continued to join us on the twists and turns of Broadchurch.

“This third chapter has been a glint in my eye for a long time and I’m thrilled to be writing these characters once again.”