Filming for the second series of the award-winning British drama series Broadchurch was wrapped up in West Dorset last week.
This was also closely followed by the first teaser trailers, which aired on national TV on Sunday evening during the I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here advert breaks. The highly anticipated clips, which announce the return of Broadchurch in January, show leading characters played by David Tennant and Olivia Colman standing on the iconic West Bay cliffs, staring out to sea. Both clips also featured the tag line for the show, ‘The End is where it begins’.
Second series to feature more of West Dorset
The first series of the show follows two detectives as they try to uncover the murder of an eleven-year-old boy, and managed to keep viewers in suspense for a total of eight episodes. Producers are just as determined to keep tight-lipped about the second series, as many believe this is the reason the first Broadchurch series set in Dorset performed so well.
The triple BAFTA award-winning show had an average of more than nine million people tuning in each week and attracted thousands of fans to the West Dorset coast for a look at the spectacular setting fictitiously known as Broadchurch. This included a number of people staying in holiday cottages in Dorset near West Bay, who will most likely be encouraged to return to the Dorset coast once the second series airs on screens in January.
The author, Chris Chibnall, praised local residents for their support, and thanked them for putting up with road closures and log jams from people standing on pavements to watch the filming. He also said how he couldn’t have chosen any other location for the second instalment, and promised that Bridport and West Bay would feature in the drama a lot more this series.