The popular BBC America series “Broadchurch” will return with a new case on Wednesday, June 28 at 10/9c. Featuring a talented cast, spearheaded by recent Golden Globe-winner Olivia Colman (The Night Manager, Fleabag) and Emmy-winner David Tennant (Jessica Jones, Doctor Who), the third and final chapter from writer, creator and executive producer Chris Chibnall, sees the detective duo Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Colman) and Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (Tennant) investigate a serious sexual assault that shocks the tight-knitted seaside town to its core.
Executive Producer Jane Featherstone talked about the new case stating, “We start the final season in the trilogy three years on from the last season, five years on from the start. There is a bold, new crime story, which forces us to ask whether the town has a crack running through it caused by Danny Latimer’s death; is this new crime somehow the long-term legacy of that dark moment? Our central characters must contend with this possibility as they battle to make hope, friendship and love triumph over fear and suspicion, as a host of new suspects present themselves. The great privilege of long-form storytelling is building a meaningful relationship between our characters and the audience, and I am excited for the audience to see how Ellie, Hardy and the Latimers have fared in the last few years. It is a fond farewell for those of us involved in the series for so many years, but as far as I am concerned, the community of Broadchurch will carry on living long after we’ve gone.”
Sarah Barnett, President of BBC AMERICA, added, “Broadchurch is a remarkable and ingenious crime mystery that ups the ante with complex characters brilliantly articulated by actors at the top of their game. This new mystery is as compulsively riveting as ever. It is simply first rate television.”
Broadchurch is part of BBCA’s robust scripted slate with upcoming premieres including Orphan Black (returns for its fifth and final season on Saturday, June 10), Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (currently in production), the Doctor Who Christmas Special, and Killing Eve.
The writer, creator, and executive producer of the series, Chris Chibnall added, “The world we live in now feels some distance from the world I was writing about when we started. The state of the UK and its preoccupations are different. Each story has deliberately tackled a new area. For the final story, Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy conduct a new investigation, into a serious sexual assault.”