In the best tradition of sweeping ensemble dramas, Broadchurch is a gripping, eight-part whodunit which
explores the ripple effects of the murder of a local schoolboy on a small, seaside
town in Dorset.
Starring David Tennant (Dr Who) as tortured police inspector DI Hardy, and Olivia Coleman (Tyrannosaur), as his put-upon partner, DS Ellie Miller, the series chronicles what happens to the community of Broadchurch when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.
Everyone’s a suspect, from the town’s vicar to the murdered boy’s parents. And everyone it seems has a motive for the killing.
Earning rave reviews when it debuted in the UK earlier this year, the final of Broadchurch was watched by more than 9 million people.
“A persistently quiet, understated, naturalistic murder mystery that, against all modern received wisdom, which largely holds that noise equals drama, still compelled”– The Guardian.
“The acting here is first rate” - The New York Post.
“A deftly conceived and riveting character study… Broadchurch is one of the best … series to be on television in a long while” - The Hollywood Reporter.
Image: The cast of Broadchurch.
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