Broadchurch is a popular show that airs on BBC America and it premiered its season 3 episode last night. Fans have long been awaiting the premier of season 3 and it looks like this season promises to be even more interesting than the previous two seasons, at least by all accounts. Without a doubt, plenty of things were revealed in last night’s episode. In fact, there are five things that you really need to know about it, so if you already saw the episode from last night, read on. If you haven’t, go start it on your DVR right now so you can come back and read all of the interesting things about the show when you are finished watching it.
1. Things are wrapping up this season
This is going to make a lot of Broadchurch fans very unhappy, and maybe some of you could see it coming long ago. As it turns out, this is going to be the final season of the show. Despite the fact that it is wildly popular and this is only its third season, the show’s creator, Chris Chibnall, has opted to make this the final season. With that being said, it also promises to be an interesting season that focuses on entirely new issues.
2. It starts with a crime that rocks the whole town
Miller and Hardy are called to investigate a sexual assault that is so severe it shakes the little town so hard it might be difficult for it to recover. The truth of the matter is that the crime is so severe that it gives everyone involved with Broadchurch an opportunity to sort of hit the reset button and begin season 3 anew without being too attached to the previous two seasons
3. The show is taking on new issues
The show’s creator, Chris Chibnall, has a desire to focus more on the things that are actually happening throughout the UK and then portray those things on Broadchurch. Since crime is going up in the area, the need was felt to change the direction that the show was going. Therefore, according to Chibnall, the show is going to be taking on new issues that can be directly taken from headlines about things happening throughout the UK.
4. Professional and personal lives collide
While the show is largely disconnecting from the previous two seasons, there will be some carryover. This comes in the form of the emotional baggage felt by Miller and Hardy as they attempt to help Trish struggle with what has happened to her. If you remember from last season, most of the show focused on Miller’s court date as well as Hardy’s troubled past. While much of that is gone, they both might end up reeling from the baggage of their own past as they attempt to help Trish survive the ordeal she has suffered as the victim of a violent sexual assault.
5. The audience is already being teased
The first episode reveals that condoms were found in the car owned by Jim Atwood, a character that is shady at best. This might lead the audience to believe that he was involved in Trish’s assault, as the condoms in the car were of the same type as the ones found at the crime scene. Is he the one who did it? Only time will tell, but it is highly unlikely that the actual perpetrator of the crime is being revealed in the first episode. It is much more likely that the audience is being teased in an attempt to make it more difficult to figure out who is really responsible.