Broadchurch series 2 trailer hints storyline will centre on abducted girls in same coastal town

David Tennant and Olivia Colman will return to their starring roles in January

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Fears that the new series of Broadchurch could descend into Midsomer Murders may be renewed after watching the first trailer for the second season.

Set in the same small Dorset town with the same characters, the storyline appears to centre on a new “secret” brewing in coastal Broadchurch.

Olivia Colman is seen in a dark bedroom asking two children “where were you both the night those two girls disappeared?”, hinting that the next storyline is likely to involve a suspicious abduction of two local girls – and may even implicate her own family again.

While information about the new series has been kept under lock and key, Andrew Buchan told The Independent earlier this year that the second season will be “vastly different” to other murder mystery series on television.

With the storyline looking likely to centre on abducted young girls, could we instead be in for a second dose of a The Missing?


David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill return to our screens for the second series of the Bafta-winning drama in the New Year.

They will be joined by new faces James D’Arcy, Charlotte Rampling, Meera Syal and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.

The second series of Broadchurch returns to ITV on Monday 5 January

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