12/07/2013 08:45 BST

'Broadchurch' Series Two: First And Last Scenes Written, Reveals Writer Chris Chibnall

Olivia Colman and David Tennnant in Broadchurch

'Broadchurch' series two is shaping up nicely, according to the ITV drama's writer Chris Chibnall.

He revealed he has completed writing the first and last scenes of the highly anticapated second series.

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Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall deliberately set his storyline close to home

Chibnall told The Mirror: "I know how it starts and how it ends. Now I just need to fill in the eight hours in between."

After the first series of the murder mystery starring Olivia Coleman and David Tennant came to an end, Chibnall told The Huffington Post UK that he was so careful to keep the identity of the murderer secret, he didn't even let his wife in on the answer until 10 days before the final episode went to air. Therefore, it's unlikely any spoilers about the next series will slip it.


Will Mellor, Tanya Franks, Chris Chibnall, Joe Sims, Simone McAullay and Jonathan Bailey Winners

Chibnall also explained that he spent the last decade chewing on the ideas that would eventually make their way into one of the year's biggest television hits, with the fictional coastal town of Broadchurch being devastated by the murder of one of their own, and the crime investigated by two traumatised police officers (Tennant and Colman).

At the moment it is unknown which of series one's cast members will return for the new run.


'Broadchurch' complete Series 1 is now available on DVD. Pictures below...