NEW SCRIPTED DRAMA TO FOCUS ON A MAJOR MURDER INVESTIGATION
BBC America has announced the acquisition of an eight-part drama called Broadchurch, which will explore what happens to a small community when it becomes the focus of the murder of a young boy. Broadchurch comes from the producers of The Hour, MI-5 and Life on Mars, Kudos Film and Television, and is written and created by Chris Chibnall (Torchwood, Law & Order: UK, Doctor Who) with Richard Stokes! (Law & Order: UK, Torchwood) as producer and Jane Featherstone (The Hour, Life on Mars, Law & Order: UK) and Chibnall as executive producers. The ensemble cast includes David Tennant (Doctor Who), Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Will Meloor and Arthur Darvill.
Broadchurch will premiere as part of BBC America’s drama block, Dramaville, in 2013.