Well, if FOX’s American remake of ‘Broadchurch’ didn’t send mobs of flaming pitchforks to the ‘Gracepoint’ set, we suppose this was bound to happen. Idris Elba’s revered detective drama ‘Luther’ looks to get its own FOX remake as well, with series creator Neil Cross on board to write and Elba in line to produce.
The jury's out if FOX's upcoming 'Broadchurch' remake, 'Gracepoint,' can live up to the standard set by its predecessor, even after keeping its leading man, David Tennant, in the central role, but at least we have an idea of what FOX's remake looks like. Take a gander at a familiar-looking Tennant and 'Breaking Bad' star Anna Gunn in the first look at FOX's 'Gracepoint'!
We're still tepidly curious to see what FOX comes up with in remaking UK breakout 'Broadchurch' as 'Gracepoint' with 'Doctor Who' star David Tennant once again in the lead, though at least its supporting cast continues to garner attention. Nick Nolte is the latest famous name to take up residence in 'Gracepoint,' but who from the original story will he play?
We weren't altogether surprised to learn FOX would adapt UK breakout drama 'Broadchurch,' even poaching series lead David Tennant to recreate his character from the original version, though now the remake has a few shockers to its name. Not only will FOX's version go by the name 'Gracepoint,' but 'Breaking Bad' star Anna Gunn will take the lead role opposite Tennant, joined by Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver.
It may not have made much of a difference in the case of AMC's 'Low Winter Sun,' but UK breakout hit 'Broadchurch' will do a bit of leading man recycling when FOX crafts its Americanized version. 'Doctor Who' favorite and UK 'Broadchurch' star David Tennant has been tapped to reprise his role as the detective anchoring the murder-mystery, but what will be different about the American 'Broadchurch?'
Well, that didn't take very long! Just a few short months after UK crime drama 'Broadchurch' wrapped up its first season overseas to great acclaim, FOX announced this morning that it will plot a US limited-series adaptation for the 2014-15 season. The original series will begin its second season in 2014 with returning 'Doctor Who' star David Tennant, but will the US version live up?