Olivia Colman confirms Broadchurch return

Broadchurch Olivia Colman and David Tennant starred in the "whodunnit" mystery

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Actress Olivia Colman has confirmed she will star in the second series of the hugely successful ITV detective drama Broadchurch, reprising her role as detective sergeant Ellie Miller.

The murder mystery gripped ITV viewers in April, with a peak audience of 8.9 million viewers.

The drama about the death of an 11-year-old boy also won critical acclaim.

Double Bafta-winner Colman said her return was "set in stone" but added she would not be in the US remake.

Her Broadchurch co-star David Tennant is reportedly starring in the US version, which is expected to begin filming in January for broadcast on the Fox network during the 2014-2015 season.

'I feel lucky'

Colman, who is also currently filming the return of BBC Two comedy Rev, said how "lucky" she felt to be doing a wide range of roles.

"I've always enjoyed my work and I'm lucky to be doing it - yes, I feel lucky," she said.

She won two Baftas in May for her roles in Accused and Twenty Twelve.

Colman and Tennant also won best actor and actress for Broadchurch at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards in October, while co-star Andrew Buchan was named best supporting actor.

The series also took home the award for best TV programme.

The drama is also being adapted into a novel, according to The Daily Telegraph, which said the rights have been bought by Little, Brown Book Group.

Scriptwriter Chris Chibnall is said to be co-writing the book with British psychological thriller author Erin Kelly. The newspaper said it will be published in August 2014.

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