Norwich-born Olivia Colman returns to Broadchurch in new trailer

David Tennant and Olivia Colman in their roles as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Serge

David Tennant and Olivia Colman in their roles as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller in Broadchurch. Picture: Patrick Redmond/ITV/PA Wire NOTE TO - Credit: PA

ITV's multi award-winning drama Broadchurch is back for a third series with Norwich's Olivia Colman reprising her role as DS Ellie Miller.

David Tennant also returns as DI Alec Hardy and this time the pair are investigating a serious sexual assault in the Dorset community.

Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan return to play Beth and Mark Latimer. They are joined by National Television Award winner Julie Hesmondhalgh, BAFTA winners Lenny Henry and Georgina Campbell along with Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley.

Arthur Darvill also returns as local Vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe and Adam Wilson as Ellie's son Tom.

Executive producer Jane Featherstone, of Sister Pictures, said: 'We start the final series in the trilogy three years on from the last series, five years on from the start.

'There is a bold new crime story which forces us to ask whether the town has a crack running through it caused by Danny Latimer's death; is this new crime somehow the long-term legacy of that dark moment?

'Our central characters must contend with this possibility as they battle to make hope, friendship and love triumph over fear and suspicion, as a host of new suspects present themselves.'

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The return of the show follows Olivia Colman's success at the Golden Globes where she won best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie category for her work in The Night Manager.

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