After a mixed reaction to series 2, ITV and creator Chris Chibnall have confirmed that Broadchurch will return for a third series.  According to the BBC,  the series finale was watched by an average audience of 7.8 million, which is a lower that the first series but still, nothing to be sniffed at. Many will be hoping, at the very least, that the next series moves on to a new case after flogging a number of plot-lines to death....no pun intended.