Filming underway on final Broadchurch
Olivia Colman & David Tennant begin work on a final chapter of UK thriller, joined by Lenny Henry.
Filming is now underway in Dorset and Somerset on the third and final season of Broadchurch.
David Tennant and Olivia Colman reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, with Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan returning to play Beth and Mark Latimer, respectively. Arthur Darvill also returns as local Vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe, Charlotte Beaumont as Mark and Beth’s daughter Chloe, and Adam Wilson as Ellie’s son Tom.
Joining the cast is Lenny Henry plus Roy Hudd, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley.
Creator Chris Chibnall, who co-produces with Jane Featherstone, said, “We have one last story to tell, featuring both familiar faces and new characters. I hope it’s a compelling and emotional farewell to a world and show that means so much to me.”
As previously reported, the new series sees Miller and Hardy investigating a serious sexual assault. Based on a year of research with Dorset-based organisations who specialise in dealing with victims of sexual assault, and police advisors who specialise in investigating crimes of sexual violence, Broadchurch’s final chapter looks at the emotional cost to all of those involved and the irreparable damage to friendships and relationships.
ITV’s Controller of Drama Victoria Fea said, “Broadchurch is as ever stylishly written, provocative and thought provoking. We’re pleased with the direction Chris and Jane have taken this series and the extraordinary cast they’ve assembled.”
The series will be directed by Paul Andrew Williams, Lewis Arnold and Aussie Daniel Nettheim.
It will air later this year on ABC.