Find out who's starring in the final series of Broadchurch

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Filming for the third and final series of Broadchurch will begin this summer, with David Tennant and Olivia Colman confirmed to reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller. The pair will head to Dorset, where their characters are called to solve a brand new case.

Also returning for the new series are Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan, who play Beth and Mark Latimer.

Arthur Darvill, better known as Vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles who plays newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe and Adam Wilson who stars as Ellie's son Tom will also appear in the eight-part series.

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Filming for the final series of Broadchurch will begin this summer

The cast will be joined by new names including National Television Award winner Julie Hesmondhalgh, BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell and Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley who all play significant roles.

The new series sees detectives Miller and Hardy reuniting once again to investigate a serious sexual assault case and the consequences it has on a Dorset community.

A year of research was carried out, focusing on Dorset-based organisations who specialise in dealing with victims of sexual assault, and police advisors who specialise in investigating crimes of sexual violence.

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David Tennant and Olivia Colman will reprise their detective roles

Filming will take place in Bridport, West Bay and Clevedon, which have featured as locations in Broadchurch series one and two.

Producer Chris Chibnall said: "This is the final chapter of Broadchurch. We have one last story to tell, featuring both familiar faces and new characters. I hope it's a compelling and emotional farewell to a world and show that means so much to me."

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