Following the broadcast of the series three finale on BBC America last night, Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that it’s highly unlikely we’ll see David Tennant and Olivia Colman reuniting for a fourth series.
“I don’t have any other series for this world,” said Chibnall. “There were these three stories. I wouldn’t want to do repeated versions of these crimes. I don’t think that would ring true to me. So, at the moment, I don’t think I have another story for this world and I’m not sure that will change, really. So, I think it’s probably goodbye for good.”
Chibnall went on to joke that they may be persuaded should the BBC decide to send them off to some exotic location: “I think wherever David Tennant and Olivia Colman might wish to spend a few months of their year… Yeah, Hawaii could be good. France. New Zealand. I’m sure you’d have eager ears from some of the cast!”
Chibnall is currently gearing up to replace Steven Moffat on the BBC’s Doctor Who, which will reunite him with Broadchurch actress Jodie Whittaker, who is taking on the role of the Thirteenth Doctor.