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In ‘Broadchurch’, murder in a small English town makes everybody a suspect

The British television show has bagged a slot on Colors Infinity.

Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch, which was first aired in the United Kingdom in 2013, is all set to premiere on Colors Infinity at 9pm tonight.

It’s a murder mystery and a lot more. The series begins when the body of an 11-year-old boy, Danny Latimer, is found on the beachside in Broadchurch. The close-knit town is ripped apart after everyone falls under an ever-growing shadow of suspicion as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller investigate. Pasts unravel and startling secrets are spilt in every episode, making it abundantly clear that the idyllic village town is anything but.

Starring Doctor Who’s David Tennant in a role completely different from his eccentric and adorable persona and BAFTA recipient Olivia Colman, the show is a beautifully written story of grief, love, loss, pain and, of course, murder. The series has its share of emotional drama, and is brimming with written meticulously characters. The unpredictable back stories are always relevant and help thicken the mystery.

Hardy comes to Broadchurch fresh off a widely publicised failure that continues to weigh heavy on his heart, making it so very crucial that he makes this right and finds Danny’s killer. He is angry, anxious and unwell.

Miller, who is from Broadchurch, is a friendly, kind and sensitive woman who finds herself confused and broken as the town she calls home is falling to pieces. She is close to the Latimer family and is personally affected by Danny’s murder.

She can trust no one. Everyone is under the scanner, be it Danny’s father Mark, her 11-year-old son Tom, the insomniac Reverend Paul Coates, the owner of the local B&B Becca Fischer, or the very dubious Susan Wright. As the show picks the scab off old wounds, it consistently challenges the audience into trying to figure out who the culprit really is.

Tennant and Colman are joined by an incredible cast, including Jodie Whittaker, Pauline Quirke, David Bradley and Arthur Darvill. The series looks at the murder of a little boy as more than a criminal incident. It acknowledges and explores the emotional damage that follows. It’s a murder mystery with a lot of heart.

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