Broadchurch season 2: How many episodes will the 2015 series have?

Broadchurch season 2 – 2015 UK air date confirmed for Monday 5 Jan at 9:00pm.

Lead cast members David Tennant and Olivia Colman to both return for new series.

Full ITV series 2 preview trailer now released, watch below.

How many episodes are there in series 2 of Broadchurch?

Premiering on ITV in the UK on Monday the 5th of January 2015, Broadchurch season 2 is scheduled to run for a total of 8 episodes.

Following the huge success of the first series, David Tennant (Doctor Who, Gracepoint) returns as DI Alec Hardy while Olivia Colman (Green Wing, Peep Show) reprises her role as DS Ellie Miller. New actors joining the hit crime drama’s cast in the second series are Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Charlotte Rampling, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Eve Myles and James D’Arcy.

Season 1 cast members Jodie Whittaker, Arthur Darvill and Andrew Buchan will also be returning to our screens this January.

So will this 2015 run match the success of the original episodes and in what direction will the shows writers take this years plot? With the first murder now solved and the killer caught, what new events will unfold to keep Alec and Ellie busy this time around?

For some clues as to what viewers can expect to see in the coming episodes, lets take a look at the official Broadchurch season 2 UK trailer from ITV:

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