According to a snippet in the new Radio Times, there’s a new series of British crime drama Broadchurch on the way. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s a way off, since writer Chris Chibnall is still working on the scripts. Waaah.
The first series was easily one of the best things on television last year – gripping, creepy, well-written, well-directed, and with stunning acting by the likes of Olivia Colman and David Tennant. Each week we waited on tenterhooks, each week we sat motionless and mesmerised for the hour it was on, each week we emerged into reality blinking like rats in a floodlight, ready to wait on tenterhooks all over again. Even the theme music (by Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds) was quietly, chillingly brilliant.
All of which means I’m not sure I can wait that long for the follow-on. And it’s going to be a hard act to follow.
In the meantime, apparently, an American version of series one is due (with David Tennant reprising his role) so at least our fellow crime buffs over the pond will have that to look forward to.