David Tennant and Arthur Darvill to co-star in new ITV drama, Broadchurch

David Tennant is to star in a new 8-part drama for ITV, Broadchurch. The show is the brain child of Chris Chibnall, Doctor Who and Torchwood writer, and will co-star Arthur Darvill, so just another instance of the UK film world being very tiny.

Broadchurch tells the story of a small town brought to National spotlight when tragedy strikes; a young boy is murdered, and as the police seek answers the town must struggle with the suspicion, and the scrutiny.

Broadchurch focuses on a small British community which finds itself at the eye of a storm. In the wake of one boy’s death, the residents of Broadchurch come under scrutiny and suspicion,” said Chibnall.  “It’s a story of scale and intimacy, as the lives of the characters are laid bare.”

Tennant will play DI Alec Hardy, a tough and unyieldy man who is handed the case after being newly promoted, and will butt heads with Olivia Coleman’s (Rev) DS Ellie Miller. Darvill will take on the role of the village Priest, Paul Cotes. Also starring Vicky McClure, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, and Will Mellor.

Broadchurch is being produced by Kudos Film and Television, who brought us the amazing Life on Mars, and Spooks. Filming begins in August.

From Radio Times.