BBC America Releases ‘Broadchurch’ Full-Length Trailer

The first full-length trailer for BBC America’s highly-acclaimed import Boradchurch has arrived.

The verdict? At least at first glance it appears all of those prominent blurbs from British critics singing the mystery series’ praises that are so prominently featured in the trailer are onto something. The series appears dark and full of twists and turns, but perhaps most impressively it gives former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Arthur Darvill, two very different, very intense roles to dive into. And that’s saying nothing of Olivia Colman, so excellent on the comedy Rev., who finds herself faced with the dead body of her son’s best friend– ensuring the case will be personal for her.

Broadchurch focuses on the murder of a young boy in a quiet seaside town where everyone becomes a suspect. Tennant and Colman star as the two detectives who not only have to solve the crime, but also have to work together to keep local journalists from derailing the case, while also trying to keep the whole affair from impacting local tourism. Watch the trailer below.

Broadchurch makes its stateside debut Wednesday, August 7th at 10/9c on BBC America.