Broadchurch

2013 | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery

Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste and legendary actress Charlotte Rampling star alongside three-time BAFTA-winner Olivia Colman and Emmy-winner David Tennant in the Peabody Award-winning drama.

The shocking murder of 11-year-old Daniel Latimer rocked the quiet seaside town of Broadchurch, as everyone in the tight-knit community suddenly became a suspect. After a tumultuous investigation, a killer was finally named.

Now, Broadchurch is still reeling and the case of young Danny Latimer is far from over. The new season of Broadchurch follows two seemingly unconnected events: the trial of Joe Miller (the man charged for Danny’s murder) and the Sandbrook case – Alec Hardy’s previously failed investigation, which has dogged his existence ever since.

Though all expect a swift sentencing, Joe Miller’s hearing quickly escalates into a full-trial, proving there are undeniable discrepancies and still more secrets hidden among the townspeople. At the same time, Hardy’s past comes back to haunt him when his primary suspect in the Sandbrook homicide resurfaces, looking for the woman who testified against him—his wife, Claire. What unfolds is a series of twists and turns as the Sandbrook case bursts back open, unraveling Hardy’s past and bringing shocking truths from both cases to the surface.

In season one, Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) – still haunted by the collapse of his previous murder case – was put in charge of the Latimer investigation, much to the chagrin of local officer Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman). Strong yet compassionate, Ellie was forced to put her personal connections to the victim aside to help solve the case that devastated the close-knit community. As the detectives scraped for evidence and fought to narrow the suspects, the town was turned upside down.

The investigation saw many townspeople come under suspicion, including Danny’s father Mark (Andrew Buchan). But after many twists and turns, the revelation of the killer’s identity had far-reaching consequences for Hardy and Ellie. In the season one finale, Joe Miller (Matthew Gravelle), Ellie’s husband, was found responsible for the unspeakable crime – leaving the entire town, especially Ellie, shell-shocked.



Network BBC America
Creator(s) Chris Chibnall
Cast Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Vicky McClure, Arthur Darvill, Adam Wilson, Pauline Quirke, Charlotte Beaumont (III), Jonathan Bailey, Will Mellor, Carolyn Pickles, Matthew Gravelle, Simone McAullay, Oskar McNamara, Susan Brown, Joe Sims and Jacob Anderson

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Season listing
Broadchurch Reviews & Ratings (32)
9-10
50.0% (16)
7-8
43.8% (14)
5-6
3.1% (1)
3-4
3.1% (1)
1-2
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