Chris Chibnall On Broadchurch 2: I'm Not Feeling Any Pressure

Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall says that although expectations are high for the second series of the drama, he doesn't feel nervous about writing the secondseries

Talking to BANG Showbiz, he said:
''I'm not feeling any pressure, because we told the story we wanted to tell in the first one before all the hoopla happened, I feel it will be the same for the second one, I've known all along what the story for the second one is, I had hoped we'd get the opportunity to tell it and now we're going to.

"I've felt like an observer to the reaction and success of 'Broadchurch', in a way my job is just to do the same thing again which is to sit on my computer and write and research and plot with the same people I worked with on the first one ... Rather than pressure I feel really, really excited and motivated and inspired. I'm excited that people will want to know what the next 'Broadchurch' story is. It's exciting; I think I'd be more more worried if it had flopped and nobody cared. I'd be saying, 'I've got a great second story but nobody wants to hear it!''

However, Chris was swift to debunk any plot rumours about the new series, insisting that so far he hasn't revealed anything.

''I haven't mentioned anything but some people have made up quotes!" he said. "I haven't said anything about what it is, I've said it's a very different story to tell but I haven't said anything about where we're going with it. I'm not going to start talking about it now, because it's so far away, we've only just finished the first one.''

The hugely successful eight-part crime drama starred David Tennant and Olivia Colman as the police detectives leading the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a seaside town. As well as being a thrilling whodunnit which gripped the nation, the series also explored the emotional impact of the tragic event on the immediate family and on the wider community.

Cast and plot details for series two have yet to be confirmed but it is expected that work will begin in early 2014. In the meantime,Chris is finishing work on The Great Train Robbery for BBC One and is determined to fit in a break

''I'm still yet to have holiday after the first one so I'm not going to start talking about the second one. I just want to go on a little family holiday somewhere in the sunshine. Now feels about the right time.''

Broadchurch is now available on DVD - order your copy here

Series one of Broadchurch begins on Dramaville on BBC America on 7th August