Will there be a Broadchurch series 4? Show writer Chris Chibnall reveals all

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There won't be a Broadchurch Series 4 but we could potentially see a spin-off series, it's been suggested.

However don't expect it any time soon.

Tonight on ITV sees the last episode of the current series of Broadchurch and it's set to be the last ever series.

But it may not be the very end, with Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall teasing he's not against working with show stars Olivia Colman with David Tennant again on a follow up project.

Speaking to TV & Satellite Week, he explained: "It depends where we leave them in the final, but there's not a fourth Broadchurch.

"Maybe in a few years I'll have woken up and something will have popped into my head."

Broadchurch comes an end tonight as Chris moves on to become a writer on Doctor Who from 2018.

"There will be tears to leave it behind, but I'm looking forward to it. I'm sure there will be more explosions and robots than in Broadchurch," he quipped.

This year's last series of Broadchurch has averaged over 7 million viewers for ITV and tonight's finale is expected to be watched by up to 8 million.

Olivia Colman and David Tennant reprise their roles as DS Ellie Miller and DI Alec Hardy for one last time this evening.

Over the past seven weeks, they've been investigating the serious sexual assault of Trish Winterman - played by National Television Award winner Julie Hesmondhalgh - in the Dorset community.

In tonight's episode, it's the series finale and Hardy and Ellie uncover the truth behind the rape of T, and lives in Broadchurch are changed forever.

Broadchurch airs tonight at 9PM on ITV.

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