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First Look At David Tennant & Anna Gunn In U.S. Broadchurch Remake

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first image from Fox’s US remake of the tremendous UK series Broadchurch. The show, dubbed Gracepoint this time around, is being referred to as a “10-episode U.S. event series.” Interesting to see Fox going for a more British-type run. Hopefully that will work in its favor. Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn had been previously announced to star alongside David Tennant who’s reprising his character from the original series.

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  • Matthew McLaughlin

    I haven’t read much about this. They do plan to change the ending (who the killer is) I assume. Right?

  • locuas

    i think we can all agree that the one thing everyone wants to know is…how many doctor who jokes can the writers insert in every episode?

  • Morgan

    I genuinely hope it’s an entirely different storyline because that would be the only rationale in my mind for its existence.

  • Elwyne

    He looks EXACTLY THE SAME. This could be a pic from Broadchurch.

    This whole concept is just too weird. I’m planning to watch Broadchurch; I don’t know if I can handle Gracepoint. My head hurts just imagining DI Not-Hardy speaking with an American accent.
    (Especially since the Scottish accent is at least 25% of my reason for watching the show, but we don’t have to talk about that.)

    This would have worked much better if they’d actually transported the whole character. But then I suppose they’d have to come up with a whole new character arc… too much for Fox, I guess? Ugh.

  • Sabrina

    This is such a win-win situation for me: either it’ll turn out pretty good in which case fine, or it’ll be awful and I’ll be there for the sheer hilarity of it being such a bad clone. I wonder how good DT’s American accent has become after the lessons he took. lol

  • Lady Commentariat

    I don’t know how handy this remake would really be, honestly. Just let PBS Masterpiece license the original.

  • Sabrina

    lol, yes, I’m puzzled by the remake in the first place as well but recasting DT in the same role has quite some entertainment value for me.

  • Bianca Gallegly Horkan

    Is he really not going to have the Scottish accent? **sigh**

  • Bianca Gallegly Horkan

    For some reason, I thought this was going to be a continuation of DI Hardy in America…not a “remake”.

    I’m rather disappointed.

  • Sabrina

    DI Hardy in America would be the most hilarious crack though: “I hate this bloody continent!” omg someone make this show! XD

  • Margaret

    I think one of the best parts of Broadchurch was the gorgeous cinematography, I’m worried Fox won’t get it right. The imagery just helped set the tone perfectly.

  • Not So Young Democrat

    This still seems rather pointless to me. But then so does a second season of Broadchurch.

  • Mike Chen

    Is he continuing DI Hardy post-Broadchurch (hopefully complete with “Moving to America!” montage set to Walking On Sunshine) or is this just alternate universe Hardy?

  • Sabrina

    Basically AU!Hardy. It’s technically the same character but he has a new name, new location and new accent – just a remake, no continuation.

  • Tallulah Alice Mae

    I honestly have no idea what’s happening with this show anymore. Gracepoint? No accent? Same character but not? 10 episodes? For one case still or? What???

  • Tallulah Alice Mae

    Whaaaat. I don’t see why they couldn’t make up a reason for Broadchurch!Hardy to be in America and solve things oh no wait Americans can’t understand Scottish accents I forgot. ffs.

  • Anonymous

    Gracepoint is a remake of Broadchurch for American audiences (even though Broadchurch was SO good they should just play that here)
    David Tennant is playing an American detective…
    Last I read, they’re still planning on making a Broadchurch series 2

  • Melynda

    I really hope they change the story a little though, otherwise I’m already going to know who the killer is, dammit.

  • Stargazer0118

    It has a different ending.