Broadchurch: The Novel!

Broadchurch, the acclaimed ITV drama starring Tenth Doctor David Tennant, will be adapted as a novel later this year.

Released on 14th August, the book is written by The Poison Tree‘s Erin Kelly, based on the 8-part series written by Chris Chibnall and shown last year. Broadchurch garnered incredible reviews and lots of media interest, leading to a further version being filmed for US television, also starring Tennant. The official synopsis reads:

Containing new twists, never-before-seen material and adding great depth and insights to the unforgettable cast of characters, this is a must-read not only for everyone who loved the TV programme ahead of the second series but for all fans of evocative, atmospheric crime drama.

Chibnall first wrote for Doctor Who in 2007, giving us the frantic 42, but it wasn’t until 2010 that he was invited back to rejig the Silurians for The Hungry Earth/ Cold Blood. Since then he has also scripted Dinosaurs on a Spaceship and The Power of Three, the latter of which especially celebrated Amy and Rory Williams (or Pond) and their lives on the TARDIS. Arthur Darvill also starred in Broadchurch alongside The Eleventh Hour actress, Olivia Colman.

The novel seems to be a great way of re-establishing the crime drama into the nation’s minds – so could this mean we’ll be getting Series 2 at the tail-end of this year…?

Pre-order Broadchurch: The Official Novel from Amazon UK for £7.99 today!


When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates (Kasterborous' former Editor) pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything. He is the co-founder of The Doctor Who Companion:

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