David Tennant, Olivia Colman back to Broadchurch

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2014
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David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return for the second series of 'Broadchurch', according to actress Jodie Whittaker, but the rest of the cast are being kept in the dark about their future

David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return to 'Broadchurch'.

Jodie Whittaker, who played grieving mother Beth Latimer in the first series of the murder mystery drama, says the two lead stars will both be back for the ITV show's second series - but the rest of the cast have been left in the dark about their future.

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "David and Olivia will obviously be in season two. It doesn't shoot for a few months, I think - middle of the summer sometime.

"None of us know if we're in it, or if we're not in it. It was exciting and wonderful to be a part of, I really enjoyed it, so there's no part of me that wouldn't do it if I was asked."

The 32-year-old actress has also defended the upcoming US remake of the drama - titled 'Gracepoint' - which will see David reprise his role as TV detective Alec Hardy.

She explained: "It's exciting that we were in something that did so well that Chris [Chibnall], the writer, has been able to do his project again in a different format. I just think for everyone involved, that's exciting. How exciting to think that a TV series we did has [now] got people like Michael Pena and Nick Nolte and all these extraordinary people in it, doing things that we did but in a different way.

"I find it weird that anyone would not be excited about it. Also for David, it's amazing."

"It's set in a different place, I'm sure it'll be a similar story but [not the same]. I've seen loads of original things and I've seen loads of remakes, and sometimes remakes are better."

Jodie then laughed: "Hopefully it won't be [better]! But it'll just be different."

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