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On the eight-episode, one crime structure of Broadchurch
"It allows you to invest in character. It is the story of who killed Danny, and the uncovering of that mystery, but it’s also the story of all the people around that, and it’s the story of this community, and it’s as much about the emotional impact of that as it is on solving the crime. The story can tease you in certain different directions — and of course it means that the ultimate impact of that final episode is so much more powerful than if the whole thing was wrapped up in 45 minutes."
"I think that’s the way television is sort of headed — I mean, the rise of the box set is something that’s changed the way we expect television to be, I think, in that audiences now have an appetite for longer forms … I’m sure that’s to do with the fact that you watch television, we can consume television in so many different ways. If we miss an episode because we weren’t in on a Wednesday night at 10 o’clock, it’s not the end of the world."
Broadchurch airs Wednesdays at 10pm on BBC America.