Broadchurch uses secret codes to protect script

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David Tennant

David Tennant

'Broadchurch' star David Tennant has revealed security surrounding the production of the second series is so tight he is forced to enter a secret password whenever he receives an email regarding the show.

The cast of 'Broadchurch' use secret codes to protect the show's scripts.

David Tennant - who is set to reprise his role as Detective Inspector Hardy for the second series of the ITV drama - has admitted security is so tight on the hotly-anticipated follow-up that he is forced to type in a special password whenever he opens an email regarding the show.

The 43-year-old actor failed to share details about his part in the latest instalment and joked about the lengths show bosses have gone to to ensure top secret details about the series are kept on set.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I'm in it - I think that's essentially all I can say."

He jokingly added: "We're all tagged and it sets off electric shocks if we say anything we shouldn't."

However, fans should expect a "pretty gruesome" follow-up after David dropped hints about the plot while discussing filming over the summer.

Meanwhile, the former 'Doctor Who' star is also starring in the US remake of the murder mystery show, entitled 'Gracepoint', which premiered last week.

The Scottish actor - who portrays Emmett Carver opposite Anna Gunn as Ellie Miller in the drama - admitted it was an "odd" experience remaking the same show alongside a different cast and in a new setting but says that was part of the project's appeal.

He said: "It's such an odd thing to be asked to do. To kind of reshoot something that was in many ways the same, but not really. I don't even know how to relay it. I'm not aware if this has ever been done before -- therefore, I think it would have been churlish to say no to doing it, don't you think?' "

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