On Monday Radio Times announced that David Tennant will star in ITV1 drama Broadchurch, a new eight-part series penned by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall.
Produced by Kudos Film and Television, the production company behind Spooks and Life on Mars, Broadchurch will explore what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.
Tennant will play DI Alec Hardy, a newly promoted police detective who arrives in the town following the death of a young boy. However, local resident DS Ellie Miller (Rev star Olivia Colman) believes the case should have been hers and has to find reserves of patience to negotiate a professional relationship with the tough and unyielding Hardy.
Vicky McClure, who recently starred with Tenannt in BBC1 drama True Love, will also feature, alongside Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Will Mellor and departing Doctor Who actor Arthur Darvill, who will play town priest Paul Coates.