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Series 3 of Broadchurch recently became available on Netflix in the US, but with just 6 highly binge-able episodes, many of us are left wondering: Will there be a Series 4 of Broadchurch?
Writer & Creator Chris Chibnall on Series 4 of Broadchurch
In an April 2017 interview with BBC Radio 4, Broadchurch writer and creator Chris Chibnall made it very clear, saying, “That is it and there will be no more after this one, absolutely.”
It reminds me a bit of a dead star, really. Just as light can reach us here on earth long after the star has died, the final episodes of Broadchurch came to us here in the States several months after the show's death was confirmed.
Why Won't there be a Series 4 of Broadchurch?
It's definitely not for lack of demand. Broadchurch was much more successful than anticipated, and quite a lot of viewers would love nothing more than to see another set of episodes. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, for one small Dorset town with far too many rapes and murders), people involved are busy moving on to other projects.
Chibnall is moving on to writer for Doctor Who now that Steven Moffatt has vacated his position there. Of his time on Broadchurch, he said, “It's a strange feeling actually, it's quite emotional…It's been an extraordinary journey with the show and [its success] has taken us all by surprise.”
Although we're sad to hear there won't be a Series 4 of Broadchurch, we wish Mr. Chibnall the best as he embarks on the difficult and controversial job of writing for Doctor Who as they roll out the very first female doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker.
What Should I Watch After Broadchurch?
If you're going through Broadchurch withdrawal, I'd recommend any of the shows below.
Modern British Mysteries that are Dark, Atmospheric, and Set in Remote Locations
- Shetland – Amazon | Netflix
- The Loch (Loch Ness in the US) – Amazon
- Hinterland – Amazon | Netflix
- Paranoid – Netflix
- Vera – Amazon | Acorn (all but S3) | BritBox (S3 only)
Other Dark, Modern British Mysteries You Might Like
- Happy Valley – Amazon | Netflix
- Marcella – Amazon | Netflix
- The Fall – Amazon | Netflix
- Luther (though Luther is a bit of a stretch, being much more urban and nontraditional, as British mysteries go) – Amazon | Netflix