BROADCHURCH is set to return to television screens in January, it has been announced.

Two new teaser trailers for the much anticipated second series debuted on ITV last night, confirming the air date.

Both clips were shown during I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here ad breaks.

The clips show David Tennant and Olivia Colman standing on the iconic West Bay cliffs, staring out onto the sea.

In the first clip (below), Tennant's character DI Alec Hardy is heard saying: "There was a boy, and he was killed. I caught the killer. So why am I still here?"

The second teaser trailer (below), which aired nearly an hour later, focuses on Colman in her role as DS Ellie Miller.

She's heard saying: "There was a boy, and he was killed. What happened then destroyed my family, my job and my town. So what do I do now?"

The tag line for the show, 'The End is Where it Begins', also featured in both clips.

The teaser trailers for the show have been released in three parts. The first and second parts were released last week.

The West Bay-set drama only recently finished filming for the second series, and producers have remained tight-lipped about the plot.

It is known, however, that Hollywood legend Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Meera Syal, James D'Arcy, Eve Myles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will join the cast for the second series. 

The first series of the triple BAFTA-award winning show had an average of more than nine-million people tuning in each week as the hunt for Danny Latimer's killer unfolded.

Fans can keep up to date with the show on Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #TheEndisWhereitBegins.