David Tennant has hit back at critics of the second series of his murder-mystery drama Broadchurch, insisting he is “proud” of the much-maligned show.
The Scottish actor has reprised his role as Detective Alec Hardy for a follow-up to the highly successful first season, but the new series has been blighted by scathing reviews and accusations the courtroom scenes is rife with inaccuracies.
However, Tennant is adamant the show is “wonderful” and he is glad he went back to the role.
He tells the Press Association, “I think we’re a victim of our success to be honest. The first series was such an extraordinary thing. This country, we never allow lightning to strike twice in this country… We just don’t let that happen. So, inevitably there was going to be a certain amount of ‘It’s not as good as the first time’. I think it is. I think it’s a wonderful series that I’m very proud to be part of.”
Broadchurch was adapted into a now-cancelled U.S. version called Gracepoint, which starred Tennant alongside Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn.