LONDON — ITV has confirmed that it has greenlit the third season of crime drama “Broadchurch.” David Tennant and Olivia Colman will reprise their roles in the show, which airs on BBC America in the U.S., and has been remade by Fox Stateside as “Gracepoint.”
ITV’s director of drama, Steve November, and controller of drama, Victoria Fea, have commissioned the new season, with creator and writer Chris Chibnall and Jane Featherstone remaining as the executive producer team. The show is produced by Kudos and Imaginary Friends Prods.
The first season won three BAFTA awards, with Colman picking up best actress, David Bradley taking the supporting actor honor and the show was named best drama series. Both seasons of “Broadchurch” achieved a consolidated average of more than 9 million viewers in the U.K.
“Broadchurch” looks into the tragic death of a boy and the investigation into who killed him, with season two showing the subsequent trial of the alleged murderer. The family of the boy struggle to deal with the media spotlight and their plea for justice on top of losing their child.
Chibnall said: “We’ve been overwhelmed that 9 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.”
Details of further cast members and filming dates will be confirmed at a later date.