More Stars Confirmed for West Bay's Broadchurch
10:59am 21st May 2014
More big names have been confirmed for Series 2 of the BAFTA award winning West Bay drama, Broadchurch.
Academy Award nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, who starred in the latest Robocop movie, is to take on a lead role.
James D'Arcy, who played alongside Russell Crowe in Master and Commander, joins her as a lead character.
Bridport writer Chris Chibnall said he was delighted with the new star cast;
"We're over the moon to have wooed Marianne back from Los Angeles to join us in Broadchurch."
"Marianne is one of Britain's finest actresses, so it's an honour and a coup for us. It's a role written specifically for her and I would've wept for months if she'd turned us down. Luckily she didn't and her character is going to make an indelible impact on the world of Broadchurch."
TV actress Eve Myles from the popular series Torchwood has been cast too.
Rising star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who stars in the hit BBC comedy Bad Education, also joins the production.
Chris Chibnall has confirmed the news series will return to the Dorset and shoot in some North Somerset locations, which have become intrinsically linked with Broadchurch.
"We're finally able to talk a little about preparations for the next series of Broadchurch and confirm we're coming back to film around West Bay and Clevedon."
"We're all thrilled about returning, especially given how supportive the whole community was last time. And if the community are able to keep our secrets as well as they did last time, we'll be ever so grateful."