PHOTOS: New Broadchurch Series 2 Cast Photos

A collection of photos of the cast of the new series of Broadchurch have been released.

The second series will be back on screen in January 2015.
David Tennant returns as Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman resumes her role as Ellie Miller, last seen having her life torn apart as husband Joe confessed to murdering local schoolboy Danny Latimer in the seaside town.
Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who play Danny’s parents Beth and Mark Latimer, will also return to their roles, alongside Arthur Darvill as vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe and a host of other 'local' faces. Legendary Emmy nominated film and television actress Charlotte Rampling, Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas, Hitchcock, Jupiter Ascending), Eve Myles (Torchwood, Merlin, Little Dorrit) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Bad Education, Blandings, Glue) will also join the cast of Broadchurch for this
The first series saw the murder of 11-year-old Danny Latimer rock the small Dorset town of Broadchurch, as DI Alec Hardy (Tennant) - still haunted by the collapse of a previous murder case he worked on - was put in charge of the case, much to the chagrin of local officer DS
Ellie Miller (Colman). Their investigation saw many townspeople come under suspicion, including Danny’s father Mark (Buchan), but after many twists and turns, the revelation of the killer’s identity had far-reaching consequences, not least for the two detectives.
Story details are being kept tightly under wraps for the second series, meaning it is one of the most highly anticipated returning dramas in years.

Check out the photos below:

David Tennant as Alec Hardy, Olivia Colman as Ellie Miller

Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Charlotte Beaumont as the Latimer family

Arthur Darvill as Rev Paul Coates

Jodie Whittaker as Beth Latimer

Andrew Buchan as Mark Latimer

Charlotte Rampling as Jocelyn Knight

Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Sharon Bishop.

Eve Myles as Claire Ripley.

 Jonathan Bailey as Olly Stevens 

Carolyn Pickles as Maggie Radcliffe

Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Abby Thompson

Broadchurch returns to UK screens on 5th January at 9pm on ITV.