Broadchurch feels the “BAFTA Effect”
James R | On 21, May 2014
We wrote earlier on this week about how the BAFTAs signified a big step forwards for the British TV industry, with Breaking Bad becoming the first non-broadcast show to win an award. While Netflix has been front and centre of the ceremony, though, Amazon has also popped up to announce its own “BAFTA effect”.
After taking home an incredible three BAFTAs on Sunday, popular drama Broadchurch has experienced a 225 per cent surge in views on Amazon Instant Video this week.
The show, which centres around the murder of a young boy in a small coastal town, stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman as the investigating officers of the crime, which threatens to tear the community apart.
Broadchurch won Best Drama, Best Supporting Actress for Olivia Colman, and Best Supporting Actor for David Bradley at Sunday’s show – prompting those who haven’t seen the series to catch up Amazon’s pay-per-view streaming service.