Ólafur Arnalds Begins Work On Broadchurch 2 Score

Icelandic composer and musician Ólafur Arnalds has confirmed that he has begun work on the score for the second series of Broadchurch. The first phase of the composition process was a meeting with series creator Chris Chibnall and director James Strong.

He posted to his Facebook pageThe first score meeting for Broadchurch 2 took place in London yesterday. Exciting times!

Haunting and atmospheric, Ólafur’s award winning score to the first series was as much a star of the drama as were the ensemble cast and striking West Country landscapes. Fans were delighted earlier this year to learn that he would be returning to contribute to series 2.

Broadchurch 2 is currently filming in various locations around the south west and south east of England. Returning cast including David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Arthur Darvill and Andrew Buchan are joined by newcomers Eve Myles, James D’Arcy. Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Charlotte Rampling. The series is expected to air on ITV early in 2015.

You can listen to samples from the score to Series 1 here: