Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without A Trace), James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas), Eve Myles (Torchwood) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bad Education) have joined the cast of ITV’s BAFTA winning drama series Broadchurch for its upcoming second season.
Created by Chris Chibnall (Law & Order: UK), the first season of Broadchurch told the story of a small community which is rocked when the dead body of Danny Latimer is found on the beach and the ensuing police investigation. The drama series is produced by Kudos Film & TV in association with BBC America and during season one starred David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Vicky McClure, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Will Mellor and Arthur Darvill.
Exact plot and character details are being kept firmly under wraps, however, Marianne Jean-Baptiste will appear in a “leading role”, which series creator Chris Chibnall said was “written specifically for her”, adding that “her character is going to make an indelible impact on the world of Broadchurch.” Similarly, James D’Arcy will appear in a “key role”, Eve Myles in a “central role” and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will play an unspecified character.
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are the latest actors confirmed for the show’s second season. ITV recently announced that Dexter alum Charlotte Rampling was joining the cast for the new season, alongside returning regulars David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Vicky McClure, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Will Mellor and Arthur Darvill. Production on season two begins next month. The executive producers are Chris Chibnall and Jane Featherstone; James Strong is attached to direct.