Broadchurch: Season 2 (2015)


Season 2

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Season two of Broadchurch builds on its predecessor's intrigue, with the added bonus of new characters who mesh well with the existing cast.



Critic Ratings: 31


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User Ratings: 668

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Air date: Mar 4, 2015

Season 2 begins with Joe Miller entering a surprising plea to murder charges that sends shock waves through the town. Meanwhile, Detective Inspector Hardy is haunted by his past.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2015

Shock waves reverberate through Broadchurch as the locals struggle to come to terms with recent events.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2015

Hardy faces a race against time when Ellie discovers a startling new piece of evidence that forces them to reassess their suspicions.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2015

Ellie struggles to control her sister Lucy; Mark Latimer makes a decision; Hardy faces his demons.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2015

Hardy and Ellie re-evaluate what they believe when new information comes to light; Sharon receives some unexpected help.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2015

Beth is in the midst of an emotional ordeal; time isn't on Hardy's side; and Ellie attempts to wrest back control.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2015

A trap is set - but will it have the desired result? Paul steps in to help a figure in distress.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2015

Season 2 ends with truths being revealed and life-changing decisions being made.

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Series 2 of the complex crime drama finds the community of Broadchurch attempting to rebuild itself following the shocking events of Series 1. As the case goes to court, more devastating secrets come to light.

Cast & Crew

Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Abbie Thompson
Carolyn Pickles
Maggie Radcliffe
David Tennant
DI Alec Hardy
Eve Myles
Claire Ashworth
James D'Arcy
Lee Ashworth
Arthur Darvill
Paul Coates
Simone McAullay
Becca Fisher
Tanya Franks
Lucy Stevens
Joe Sims
Nige Carter
Olivia Colman
DS Ellie Miller
Andrew Buchan
Mark Latimer
Adam Wilson
Tom Miller
Charlotte Rampling
Jocelyn Knight
Jonathan Bailey
Olly Stevens
Jodie Whittaker
Beth Latimer
Meera Syal
Judge Sonia Sharma
Shaun Dooley
Ricky Gillespie
Jane Featherstone
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Critic Reviews for Broadchurch Season 2

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (22)

The thrill is gone along with the subtlety.

Mar 4, 2015 | Full Review…

What a relief... to find that the first four episodes of season two... are a promising continuation of season one.

Mar 3, 2015 | Full Review…

What saves Broadchurch this season and is likely to keep people from jumping off the bandwagon is the cast, especially the new additions.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

After the brilliant first season of Broadchurch came to a devastating conclusion, I didn't think a second season was necessary. I was wrong.

Mar 4, 2015 | Full Review…

It's not a case of the more the merrier. Instead it's an even richer recipe for a seriously dramatic series that already had an A-game in place.

Mar 4, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The new elements and mostly the performances make it worth staying around to see what other secrets lurk within.

Mar 4, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Allow yourself to be swept along by the hallucinatory pictures and music, and it becomes absorbing.

Nov 6, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Even though series two of Broadchurch can't be as compelling, tense and original as series one, it's still a must-see.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

One of television's finest mysteries returns with a thrillingly acted second season, even if the central mystery isn't as compelling this time around.

Mar 4, 2015 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

I'm not convinced there needed to be a Season 2 of Broadchurch, but it's hard to get too grumpy when Tennant and Colman make such harmonious music together.

Mar 2, 2015 | Full Review…

Fortunately, Broadchurch steps up to the challenge and in many ways surpasses itself.

Jun 29, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Fortunately, Broadchurch, created and written by Chris Chibnall, still excels most frequently as a character study - to a notable degree, of all its major characters, who are sketched with vividness and, in almost every case, sympathy and poignance.

Mar 12, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Broadchurch: Season 2

  • Feb 15, 2021
    Although season two may have lacked some of the thrills of season one, it still had plenty of drama and suspense to make up for it. The polished direction and strong performances from the entire cast keeps the series at a high bar and the introduction new characters and a new mystery to unravel keeps things fresh and unpredictable even if that mystery isn't quite as interesting as the previous.
  • Dec 14, 2020
    Season 2 was unbelievably bad, compared to season 1. Major plot holes, no real reason to actually continue, side stories that we are not interested in, with characters that don't make sense... My advise: Watch season 1 and then stop.
  • Oct 25, 2020
    Excellent all around
  • Oct 16, 2020
    Not a good mystery. Actually, the mystery itself and the people involved are insufferable. Additionally, this season makes the infuriating mistake of absolutely punishing the victims of the first season. And for what?
  • Sep 29, 2020
    The best season of the three. The best court scenes in all series history
  • Sep 02, 2020
    Here's a riddle: Q: Why are the makers of Broadchurch more energetic than other show makers? A: Because they used the least effort.
  • Sep 02, 2020
    There's a question I've been asking myself: why did I waste so much time watching this sh*tty excuse of a show?
  • Jun 17, 2020
    I quit watching during the trial. If you think the US legal system is bullsh*t then the British system is 1,000 times worse. Ignorant exclusion of the defendant's confession that was freely given before his wife rightfully kicked the sh*t out of him is proof that only injustice ruled by morons exist in the legal system. There was no evidence presented that the confession was coerced so only sh*theaded writers think they did a good script.
  • Feb 25, 2020
    Once again, superb television.
  • Feb 18, 2020
    Not as great as the first season.

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