For fans of Doctor Who‘s David Tennant and British television in general, the arrival of an American-ized take on Broadchurch — the brilliant 10-part drama that aired stateside on BBC America last year — brought on a wee bit of anxiety. Would it be as good as the original? Shot as beautifully? End as unexpectedly? Hopefully after the series debut of Gracepoint, we’ll have our answer. In the meantime, at least, we have a trailer!
Unveiled today at Fox’s Upfront presentation, the story of a small seaside California town taken over by an unprecedented tragedy finds everyone’s favorite Tenth Doctor, Tennant, reprising his role as Detective (the name has changed but the role has not) Emmett Carver alongside Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn. Luckily, fans of the original Broadchurch will still be able to enjoy this new, 10-episode event series iteration when it premieres this fall on Fox, as several things have changed. And no — we don’t just mean Tennant’s curious American accent. Apparently the series’ original killer has been changed, ensuring at least some suspense on the whodunnit front. According to Fox, the series is “an expansion of the original series, introducing new characters, identifying new suspects and threading new storylines through the gripping narrative.”
The series also stars Michael Peña, Nick Nolte, Jacki Weaver, Virginia Kull, Nikolas Filipovic, Kevin Rankin, Sarah-Jane Potts, and more. And fans of the original can rest assured knowing that its creator, Chris Chibnall (another member of the Doctor Who family — Chibnall is a frequent writer on the series), is involved, having written the premiere episode.
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