Geeking Out Over TV, Film, Travel, and Tech Since 2002!
Home Entertainment David Tennant Defends ‘Broadchurch’
David Tennant Defends ‘Broadchurch’

David Tennant Defends ‘Broadchurch’


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.

Photo Credit:Helga Esteb /

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *