Broadchurch series 3: Twitter predicts what will happen next after last night's finale

Who bets the Sandbrook killers will all plead not guilty and it'll all start again?

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Following news that Broadchurch will return for a third series despite a generally disappointing reaction to the second run, fans of the show have been sharing their predictions for the next storyline.

ITV announced that another series had been commissioned as the credits rolled for last night’s closing episode, which saw Joe Miller banished to Sheffield (the new ‘being sent to Coventry’, one viewer noted) after narrowly escaping a guilty verdict for the murder of schoolboy Danny Latimer.

But will he be making a comeback and disrupting the Dorset towns’s newfound peace next year, or will the knowledge that he is alive and free be too much to bear for the grieving family?

Some Twitter users reckon there’s another murderer in the midst, with Joe innocent after all…

…while others are just hoping that Miller and Hardy finally get it on

Then there’s that shifty character from series one who might be making reappearance…

…the potential for a boring, repetitive plot…

…and the very real possibility of David Tennant harking back to his Doctor Who roots.

Both Tennant and Olivia Colman will reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller in series three, with details of other cast members and filming dates to be confirmed later.


“We’ve been overwhelmed that nine million people every week have continued to join us on the twists and turns of Broadchurch,” creator and writer Chris Chibnall said.

“This third chapter has been a glint in my eye for a long time and I’m thrilled to be writing these characters once again.”