David Tennant and Olivia Colman are to return with a third series of ITV crime drama Broadchurch.
Series one saw the consequences of the tragic death of school boy Danny Latimer and the investigation into who killed him, with Joe Miller eventually revealed as the murderer.
The second series, which ended last night, saw Miller face trial after pleading plead ‘Not Guilty’, while the family of Danny struggled to come to terms not only with their son’s death but also the media spotlight and their desperation for justice to be done.
ITV bosses have confirmed the show will return for a third series, with both Tennant and Colman returning.
Details of other cast members, and filming dates, will be confirmed 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.”