EXCLUSIVE: Sanchia McCormack has landed a guest role on ITV1’s upcoming drama series Broadchurch. My sources tell me that McCormack will be appearing in at least two episodes of the series, which is currently in production in Bristol and Dorset. Created by Chris Chibnall (Law & Order: UK), Broadchurch tells the story of a small community which is rocked when the dead body ofDanny Price is found on the beach. Whilst his death remains unresolved, the picturesque coastal town of Broadchurch is at the heart of a major police investigation and a national media frenzy.One by one the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry. Local hoteliers and business people are implicated as the effects of a death in the community begins to impact on their hard-earned livelihoods. But can the town survive such a seismic shock during its economically crucial summer months? As the case drags on, the whole town will come under pressure: personal, economic, professional and emotional. The drama series is produced by Kudos Film & TV and stars David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Vicky McClure, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Will Mellor and Arthur Darvill.
ITV1’s Morse prequel Endeavour has also found a number of guest stars for its four episode first season. Lex Shrapnel, Sophie Stuckey and Claire Vousden are all set to appear in various episodes of season 1. Endeavour was picked up to series by ITV1 earlier this year following a succesful two hour TV movie which served as a backdoor pilot. The weekly series will follow a young detective Endeavour Morse and his partner Detective Inspector Fred Thursday as the investigate various crimes in the 1960′s. The series is produced by Mammoth Screen & Masterpiece and stars Shaun Evans as Morse, Roger Allam as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, James Bradshaw as Dr Max Debryn and Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil. Rebecca Eaton, Michele Buck and Damien Timmer are serving as executive producers. Colin Dexter, whose first Morse story was published in 1975, acts as consultant for the series.
Meanwhile, the recently announced world war 2 drama Murder On The Home Front has also booked a slew of guest stars. Letty Butler, Angus Wright, Samantha Curtis and Daniel Rabin have all landed guest spot on the two-part drama. Written by Davy Kane, Murder On The Home Front is set in the 1940′s during the London Blitz and tell the untold story of crime in London during the Second World War. As the Luftwaffe drop their bombs, below people are literally getting away with murder. Dr Lennox Collins, a pathologist new to murder cases, is paired with Molly Cooper, the very first female secretary to a pathologist. When together they discover a serial killer at large under cover of the Blitz, Lennoxhas his work cut out convincing his unsympathetic boss to have faith in his methods and theories. The novel approach of preserving a crime scene, treating every bit of physical evidence as the key to a break-through and not just relying on intuition, may help Lennox and Molly convince DI Freddie Wilkins that they are about to hang the wrong man. The two-part drama stars Patrick Kennedy (Boardwalk Empire), Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors), James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley), Emerald Fennell (Any Human Heart) and David Sturzaker (Doctors).