Caution: This review contains spoilers.
Last Friday, BBC America posted a trailer for the second season of “Broadchurch.” The premiere date has been changed to Wednesday, March 4, 2015. There’s no explanation for the month-long delay.
The promo for season two also doesn’t reveal anything new, consisting of footage from the previous season. We’re left with two points to consider. Firstly, there are Beth Latimer’s (Jodie Whittaker) words to Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), “How could you not know?” Indeed, everyone will be reeling for a while in shock and anger that Danny Latimer’s killer was none other than DS Miller’s own husband, Joe (Matthew Gravelle).
Next, there’s the tagline, “The end is where it begins.” Apparently, there’s much more to explore about the sleepy coastal town of Broadchurch. It could be an interesting question to unravel, as generally you’d suppose everything to be over and done with once the culprit is locked up (as in an Agatha Christie drama). The trial is a likely event to feature in the next season.
To find more answers, you’ll really have to visit ITV’s website and view their promo for the upcoming season. All of the footage is new and much more helpful than the BBC America commercial. It looks like we’ll delve more into the Sandbrook case, which led to DI Alec Hardy’s (David Tennant) move to Broadchurch. Alec spoke briefly of his previous visit to Broadchurch; will there be more information about his childhood, too? Newcomers to the cast include Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Eve Myles and James D’Arcy. Will we get to meet Alec’s ex-wife and daughter this spring?
“Broadchurch” airs on BBC America and ITV. Episodes from the first season are currently available on Netflix.