West Bay beach in Dorset was made famous as a key location in the ITV drama series.
Of course, even if that weren’t exciting enough, there’s the fact that this show is building off of a very rich and compelling source material – Neil Gaiman’s American Gods novel is possibly the best fantasy book I’ve read in years, if not ever, and I’m hugely excited to see that story adapted for the screen. American Gods is set to be released on Amazon Prime, at an as of yet unannounced date in early 2017. Including new characters played by Lenny Henry, Sarah and Charlie Higson, alongside all our favourites from previous seasons, Broadchurch is set to return in 2017 at an as of yet unannounced date.
For film and television fans, BAFTA Guru is a terrific source of talks and lectures from some of our most loved actors, directors and writers in the industry, which can range from 8 minutes to over an hour. Regularly though, they throw out a little 60 second challenge of quick fire questions, and this week, it was David Tennant’s turn. Watching TV as a tiny child made him want to become an actor - shows like Dr.Who, of course, while three words to sum up his job were “little bit silly”! The first thing he does when he comes off a long shoot is to get back on the school run (aww) and his fantasy dinner guests include Shakespeare (there’s a surprise) the beautiful Audrey Hepburn, and the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock.
Lenny Henry has done a huge U-turn to appear in Broadchurch.
Two of telly’s heavyweight stars are lined up to host a celebration of William Shakespeare’s life and works on BBC2 later this month. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and Broadchurch actor David Tennant are amongst the celebrities that will pay tribute to the Bard on April 23 - which marks Shakespeare’s birthday and also the 400th anniversary of his death. Tennant, who has starred in Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Hamlet and Richard II, is to host the even at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Statford-Upon-Avon.
Doctor Who fans have been dealt a double blow as the BBC has announced it will push back the next series to 2017 following show boss Steven Moffat’s decision to quit the hit drama. Moffat took the reins of the TARDIS from Russell T. Davies in 2010 and ushered in a new era for Doctor Who with Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall has already been announced as Moffat’s successor, taking over the show in 2018.
It’s been reported by the Radio Times that Steven Moffat, showrunner of Doctor Who since 2010, will be stepping down after the conclusion of the tenth season of Doctor Who, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall. Chibnall, of course, was showrunner for the wonderful Broadchurch - incidentally starring former Doctor Who star David Tennant - which has been met with much acclaim over the course of its run on ITV. Chibnall also has previous experience with Doctor Who, having written for both the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, as well as being the primary writer for Torchwood in its first two seasons.
You may remember Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Abby Thompson, one of child killer Joe Miller’s barristers in Broadchurch. Phoebe, 30, perfectly blends the hilarious melodrama of American sitcoms like Friends—yes, there is a will they/won’t they love triangle—with quintessential British slapstick a la Fawlty Towers.