Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall has revealed that he has already written the first and last scenes of series two of the hit crime drama, which saw David Tennant and Olvia Colman star in series one.
Following the huge success of the first series, it was confirmed after the final show aired that the drama will be back for a second run.
The new series has been shrouded in secrecy with no confirmation yet on exactly what role (if any) lead stars Colman and Tennant will play in the new storyline.
Whilst Chibnall is keeping things close to the chest he has told The Mirror that he knows the main plot and how the second series will end:
"I've written the first scene and the last scene. So I know how it starts and how it ends. Now I just need to fill in the eight hours in between."
Broadchurch returns for a second series next year (ITV Pictures)
The new series is expected to go into production in 2014, with the writer previously confirming that he had always planned for the whodunnit drama to have a second series.
Whilst there's been no official news of David Tennant's rumoured return to the series, Olivia appeared to let slip that she will be back for another run earlier this week.
The actress, who was widely expected to return, has confirmed in a new interview that she has agreed to reprise her role as Ellie Miller - though fans have a long, long wait before the next series.
Asked by Digital Spy if the deal was sealed, she said: "Yes. I think so. I think everyone knows that. Right? Yes. "I've said yes anyway. They might not write me in it."
The only teaser she was able to drop was: "It's good."