Surprise Stars Join Cast For Final Series Of Broadchurch

On Monday, as filming began on the third and final series of Broadchurch, ITV confirmed the surprise addition of two well known faces to the show’s line-up.

The third series of Broadchurch will explore the consequences of a serious sexual assault as a Dorset community comes under the scrutiny of Hardy and Miller’s investigation. It will look at the emotional cost to all of those involved and the irreparable damage done to friendships and relationships.

“This is the final chapter of Broadchurch,” executive producer Chris Chibnall said in an ITV press release. “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.”

David Tennant and Olivia Colman will reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, with Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan returning to play Beth and Mark Latimer. Arthur Darvill also returns as local vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe, and Adam Wilson as Ellie’s son Tom.

In addition, ITV announced on Monday that Sir Lenny Henry and Roy Hudd will join the ensemble cast to play alongside Julie Hesmondhalgh, Georgina Campbell, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley who will all have significant roles in the eight part series.

Filming will continue throughout the summer in Bridport, West Bay and Clevedon, which have all featured as locations in previous series of Broadchurch.