The shocking murder of 11-year-old Daniel Latimer rocked the quiet seaside town of Broadchurch, as everyone in the tight- knit community suddenly became a suspect. After a tumultuous investigation, a killer was finally named.
Now, Broadchurch is still reeling and the case of young Danny Latimer is far from over. The new season of Broadchurch follows two seemingly unconnected events: the trial of Joe Miller (the man charged for Dannys murder) and the Sandbrook case Alec Hardys previously failed investigation, which has dogged his existence ever since.. The shocking murder of 11-year-old Daniel Latimer rocked the quiet seaside town of Broadchurch, as everyone in the tight- knit community suddenly became a suspect. After a tumultuous investigation, a killer was finally named.
Now, Broadchurch is still reeling and the case of young Danny Latimer is far from over. The new season of Broadchurch follows two seemingly unconnected events: the trial of Joe Miller (the man charged for Dannys murder) and the Sandbrook case Alec Hardys previously failed investigation, which has dogged his existence ever since.
Though all expect a swift sentencing, Joe Millers hearing quickly escalates into a full-trial, proving there are undeniable discrepancies and still more secrets hidden among the townspeople. At the same time, Hardys past comes back to haunt him when his primary suspect in the Sandbrook homicide resurfaces, looking for the woman who testified against himhis wife, Claire. What unfolds is a series of twists and turns as the Sandbrook case bursts back open, unraveling Hardys past and bringing shocking truths from both cases to the surface.
In season one, Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) still haunted by the collapse of his previous murder case was put in charge of the Latimer investigation, much to the chagrin of local officer Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman). Strong yet compassionate, Ellie was forced to put her personal connections to the victim aside to help solve the case that devastated the close-knit community. As the detectives scraped for evidence and fought to narrow the suspects, the town was turned upside down.
The investigation saw many townspeople come under suspicion, including Dannys father Mark (Andrew Buchan). But after many twists and turns, the revelation of the killers identity had far-reaching consequences for Hardy and Ellie. In the season one finale, Joe Miller (Matthew Gravelle), Ellies husband, was found responsible for the unspeakable crime leaving the entire town, especially Ellie, shell- shocked.
Season two begins on the day of Joe Millers hearing. All of Broadchurch awaits his sentencing eager to gain some sense of closure from the nightmare of Dannys murder. But to everyones disbelief (including his barristers) Joe enters an astonishing plea not guilty. Joe fixedly avers that nobody is innocent and promises to expose more secrets of the towns residents. He goes on to enlist a fearsome defense team led by Queens Counsel (QC) Sharon Bishop (Marianne Jean- Baptiste) and junior barrister Abby Thompson (Phoebe Waller-Bridge).
Now bracing themselves for a full trial, Dannys parents, Beth (Jodie Whittaker) and Mark desperately seek legal representation from esteemed local QC barrister Jocelyn Knight (Charlotte Rampling). At first she refuses to take on their case, but will she have a change of heart when she learns that former pupil Sharon Bishop is representing the defense?
Hardy, no longer on active duty as detective, remains in Broadchurch but why? With his health condition worsening, he desperately needs Ellies help to make things right with a previously failed investigation. As Hardys past comes back to haunt him, the two detectives (Hardy and Ellie) are forced back together.
Following Joes arrest, Ellie is left broken and alone. Shes left Broadchurch to serve as a traffic officer in Devon and her son (Tom) refuses to live with her. There wont be a light at the end of the tunnel for Ellie until Joe is brought to justice only then can she even begin to find a sense of normalcy again. For now, she finds solace and some fleeting sense of purpose in helping Hardy. One thing is for certain, as the hearing of Joe Miller unfolds and Hardys past bubbles to the surface nothing will stay hidden in Broadchurch.. David Tennant... Alec Hardy (17 episodes, 2013-2016)
Olivia Colman... Ellie Miller (17 episodes, 2013-2016)
Jodie Whittaker... Beth Latimer (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
Andrew Buchan... Mark Latimer (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
Jonathan Bailey... Olly Stevens (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
Carolyn Pickles... Maggie Radcliffe (16 episodes, 2013- 2015)
Arthur Darvill... Rev. Paul Coates (16 episodes, 2013- 2015)
Matthew Gravelle... Joe Miller (16 episodes, 2013-2015)
Adam Wilson... Tom Miller (15 episodes, 2013-2015)
Joe Sims... Nige Carter / ... (14 episodes, 2013-2015)
Charlotte Beaumont... Chloe Latimer (13 episodes, 2013- 2015)