Former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant is returning to TV in the new eight-part drama “Broadchurch” for U.K.’s ITV and the network has released the first trailer.

Not unexpectedly, the trailer is heavy on Tennant who plays a detective who arrives in the small coastal town of Broadchurch to investigate the murder of a young boy. His local partner is played by Olivia Colman and another former “Who” star, Arthur Darvill (a.k.a. Rory Williams), plays a priest.

There’s a definite “Killing” vibe, but with Tennant on board we’re excited to see where it goes. (And if you’re curious what that song is in the trailer, it’s Birdy’s “People Help the People.”)

ITV will premiere “Broadchurch” in the U.K. in March. BBC America airs the show in the U.S. later this year.

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