Is popular American police drama ‘Broadchurch’ finally returning with a new mystery in season 4?
‘Broadchurch‘ is a popular British BBC crime drama series that aired in 2013. The series takes place in the fictional seaside town of Broadchurch. The show was declared as one of the most-watched crime dramas on ITV. Despite releasing its last season three years ago, fans still wish to see ‘Broadchurch’ comeback with a season 4. So will the popular crime drama series finally come back?
- Will ‘Broadchurch’ be back with season 4?
- What happened in season 3 of ‘Broadchurch’?
- ‘Broadchurch’ Season 4 cast
In a conversation with “Radio Times”, Olivia Colman confessed that she would absolutely reprise her role in ‘Broadchurch’ if showrunner Chris Chibnall brings back the series in a ten years’ time
Will ‘Broadchurch’ be back with season 4?
A few years ago, in an interview with “Entertainment Weekly”, creator and writer Chris Chibnall said that season 3 of ‘Broadchurch’ would probably be the last. He spoke about how he did not have any other series for the audience. There were these three stories, and he would not want to do repeated versions of these crimes. He thought that would not ring true to him. “So, at the moment, I don’t think I have another story for this world and I’m not sure that will change, really. So, I think it’s probably goodbye for good”, said Chiball.
At that time, Chris Chinball also replaced Steven Moffat as the showrunner of the popular British sci-fi show ‘Doctor Who’. Hence, Chibnall would not have a lot of time to write or film episodes for season 4 of ‘Broadchurch’. Surprisingly, ‘Doctor Who’ features two former cast members of ‘Broadchurch’, David Tennant and Jodie Whittaker.
The lead cast members of ‘Broadchurch’ also spoke about reprising their roles in season 5. In an interview with “IndieWire”, David Tennant said:
“I think that if something has the great fortune to be a success, I think there’s always inevitably talk of taking it further and doing more with it, but that was never the intention.”
He further felt that it is a small town in the west of England, so there wouldn’t be that many appalling events going on. After a certain point, the audience will have to accept that that would stretch credibility. For the sake of the truthfulness of the situation, he thought they had to kind of walk away from it as it would impinge on the veracity of those characters, and that would be a real shame.
In a conversation with “Radio Times“, Olivia Colman confessed that she would absolutely reprise her role in ‘Broadchurch’ if showrunner Chris Chibnall brings back the series in ten years’ time.
‘Broadchurch’ episodes recap
While the first season of Broadchurch was focussed around figuring out Danny Latimer’s killer. The second season of ‘Broadchurch’ involved the exoneration of Danny’s killer Joe Miller. It also featured Alec finally solving the old Sandbrook case.
The third season of ‘Broadchurch’ involved a major crime. Unlike the former seasons, this time it was about rape. Trish, played by Julie Hesmondhalgh, was assaulted at her friend’s birthday party. Once again, Ellie and Alec made a fantastic team who explored several possible suspects in the small town. Just like its previous seasons, the culprit was revealed in the final episodes of ‘Broadchurch’. Sixteen-year-old Michael Lucas was forced to rape Trish Winterman by Leo Humphries.
Since there is no confirmation on season 4 of ‘Broadchurch’, here is the trailer of season 3.
A few years ago, in an interview with “Entertainment Weekly”, creator and writer Chris Chibnall said that season 3 of ‘Broadchurch’ would probably be the last. He spoke about how he did not have any other series for the audience.
‘Broadchurch’ Season 4 cast
The cast of ‘Broadchurch’ Season 4 is likely to bring back its two lead actors, David Tennant as DI Alec Hardy and David Tennant as DS Ellie Miller. British actor David Tennant is globally famous and is known for portraying various characters on-screen. Apart from his role on ‘Broadchurch’, Tennant is known for playing the tenth incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series ‘Doctor Who‘. He has also portrayed the roles of Giacomo Casanova in the British comedy series ‘Casanova’, and the main villain Kilgrave in the Netflix series ‘Jessica Jones’.
Apart from playing a cop in ‘Broadchurch’, Olivia Colman is known for her many award-winning performances on television. Some of her most famous on-screen portrayals include evil godmother on ‘Fleabag’ and Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix historical drama series ‘The Crown’. Colman currently has three BAFTA’s, three Golden Globes, and an Academy Award.
They are likely to be joined by Jodie Whittaker as Beth Latimer, Andrew Buchan as Mark Latimer, Carolyn Pickles as Maggie Radcliff, Arthur Darvill as Rev. Paul Coates, and Charlotte Beaumont as Chloe Latimer. Tell us if you would like to see ‘Broadchurch’ Season 4 in the comment section below!