Broadchurch is the immensely popular, and some might say surprise, hit TV drama of the year so far with David Tennant and Olivia Colman in the starring roles against a backdrop of gorgeous Dorset scenery and a puzzling death of a young boy in a quiet seaside community.
Enter grizzled detective DI Alex Hardy (David Tennant) who seems to have unfortunately chosen Broadchurch as a quiet escape from a stain on his reputation and is teamed with local copper and friend of the dead boy’s family Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) who is determined to find the killer but equally keen to protect her friends in the community from the harsh manner and questions of her new colleague.
“Broadchurch is .. one story that goes across eight hours of television and one of the big challenges of that is to emotionally dig deep enough into all these characters to make it interesting for an audience to give up eight hours of their life to watch”
“If we’re that intrigued by it and we’re part of it imagine what the audience is going to feel like when they watch it. It’s certainly going to be a drama that you wouldn’t want to miss too many episodes. I really think that once you start with it you’ve got to stick with it.”