Broadchurch will return for a third series, it has been confirmed.

The drama's second season concluded last night (February 23) on ITV, and the network has revealed that another series will be made.

David Tennant and Olivia Colman will be reprising their roles for the third run, while Chris Chibnall will be back to write the script.

ITV's director of drama Steve November said: "Chris Chibnall knows exactly how to keep viewers guessing and I'm delighted that he is going to take the story onto the next stage."

Chibnall added: "We've been overwhelmed that nine million people every week have continued to join us on the twists and turns of Broadchurch.

"This third chapter has been a glint in my eye for a long time and I'm thrilled to be writing these characters once again."