ITV has announced several new cast members for the second season of acclaimed drama Broadchurch.

Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D'Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge have joined the crime drama, which enjoyed a hugely successful first season that led to an American TV remake.

Torchwood and Frankie star Eve Myles will play a central role in the second season, along with Bad Education's Waller-Bridge. Details of their characters have yet to be made public.

Broadchurch creator and writer Chris Chibnall said: “As if we didn't have enough fabulous actresses, it's a thrill to be joined by Wales's finest, Eve Myles. Having worked together on Torchwood, it's a joy to be able to welcome her to Broadchurch.

“And anyone who's seen Phoebe Waller-Bridge perform knows she's already on the way to being a superstar. We're lucky to have them both on board"”

Oscar and BAFTA-nominated Marianne Jean-Baptiste comes with a CV that includes Mike Leigh movie Secrets & Lies and hit US drama Without a Trace. She recently featured in the remake of Robocop.

“We're over the moon to have wooed Marianne back from Los Angeles to join us in Broadchurch,” said Chibnall. “Marianne is one of Britain's finest actresses, so it's an honour and a coup for us.

“It's a role written specifically for her and I would've wept for months if she'd turned us down. Luckily she didn't and her character is going to make an indelible impact on the world of Broadchurch.”