Olivia Colman confirms she will be back for ‘Broadchurch’ series two

However, Colman won't be reprising her role as DS Ellie Miller in the US remake

Olivia Colman has confirmed she is returning for the new series of Broadchurch.

Colman starred opposite David Tennant in the original eight-part series, which followed the hunt for the killer of an 11-year-old boy found dead on a Dorset beach. Broadchurch was a huge hit for ITV when it aired in March and April of this year, drawing a massive audience of over 10 million for its final episode in which the murderer’s identity is revealed.

ITV has revealed that series two of Broadchurch will go into production next year (2014) but plot details are being kept under wraps. Asked at a press event yesterday (November 6) whether she will be back for the next batch of episodes, the the BBC reports, Colman replied: “I don’t want to get myself in trouble but I think it’s set in stone.”

Colman also confirmed she is not reprising her role as DS Ellie Miller in the US remake of Broadchurch – although David Tennant is set to star again as DI Alec Hardy.

The US version, which has the working title of Broadchurch, is due to debut on the Fox network in late 2014 and will relocate the action from the original’s quiet English seaside town to a picturesque coastal resort in the States. Chris Chibnall, creator and writer of the original British series, is on board as an executive producer.