For me one of the TV highlights of the last 12 months had to be Broadchurch, the multi award winning crime drama which featured former Doctor Who star David Tennant and Olivia Colman. The series was a worldwide hit, and as a result Fox have remade the drama for the American Fall season as Gracepoint, which sees David Tennant playing yet another detective.
Here in the UK, filming on the second season of Broadchurch is underway. Tennant and Colman are reprising their roles, as is fellow Doctor Who alumnus Arthur Darvill who plays the vicar of the small town which was rocked by the murder of a young boy, and I can’t wait to see what will be dealt with this season. The list of stars joining for the second season is very impressive, with Hollywood stars Marianne Jean Bapiste and Charlotte Rampling both appearing along side James D’arcy (who has just been announced as one of the new stars of the upcoming Marvel’s Agent Carter). The Whoverse link will continue with Torchwood star Eve Myles being reunited with Tennant following her guest starring role in the Doctor Who episodes “The Stolen Earth” and”Journey’s End”.
Now that list of stars is growing with the addition of Meera Syal, who is best known for her work in shows such as Goodness, Gracious Me and The Kumars at No 42. According to the Radio Times it is not known what role Syal will play, as is the case with all the recently announced guest stars. Writer Chris Chibnall says it appears that this second season of the crime drama will be just as gripping as the first. “We have another big story to tell this year, and that meant finding exceptional actors for new roles.”
Broadchurch will air on ITV in 2015, and Gracepoint will air on Fox from October 2 in the US.
Kirsty has been writing in secret ever since High School however has recently decided to share her ramblings with the world.When not writing about all things culture especially Doctor Who, Glee, Literature and Theatre especially musicals such as Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Kinky Boots; she can be found working as a Personal Assistant and Administrator.
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