Everything matters, now.
Who did what, who was where. Everything connects..
A new eight part ITV ensemble
drama series, Broadchurch, led by David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Vicky McClure
will explore what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the
full glare of the media spotlight.
and dirty, Danny Latimer has been found dead on an idyllic beach, surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from where
he may have fallen. Whilst his death remains unresolved, the picturesque
coastal town of Broadchurch is at the heart of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy.The sadness of losing a child consumes Danny’s
family, Beth and Mark Latimer (Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan), their daughter 15 year old Chloe and Beth’s
mum, Liz as they attempt to cope with their grief. Understandably they struggle to
cope with the unwarranted attention heaped upon them. Devastated by their loss, they
struggle to relate to their friends, neighbours, the church, the press, and the police.
David Tennant takes the role of DI Alec Hardy;
an out-of-town, newly promoted police detective who takes the job local girl DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) believes should
have been hers. Ellie has to find reserves of patience and toughness to negotiate a professional
relationship with the difficult and unyielding Hardy. Yet as the drama progresses, Hardy’s own secrets are laid bare. Ellie
is also emotionally involved with this case. Ellie’s son Tom was the dead boy’s
best friend and she’s known Danny all his young life. How could she not be drawn
in? But Hardy’s clinical methods force Ellie to see the community she grew up
in through a different prism. One
by one the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry. Local hoteliers
and business people are implicated as the effects of a death in the community begins to impact on their hard-earned livelihoods.
But can the town survive such a seismic shock during its economically crucial summer months? As the case drags on, the whole
town will come under pressure: personal, economic, professional and emotional.
on BBC America on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT.