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David Tennant to Star in U.S. Remake of ‘Broadchurch’

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David Tennant’s doing a bit of double dipping when it comes to his hit British crime drama Broadchurch. In addition to potentially reappearing for the second season of the ITV series, he’s also starring in the American remake from Fox, Entertainment Weekly reports.

In the original eight-episode drama, Tennant and Olivia Colman played detectives trying to solve the murder of a young boy. Chris Chibnall, who created the original series, has been tapped to write the premiere episode.

EW described Tennant’s role as “an American detective who is the lead male investigator on the case of a shocking murder that puts a small town under scrutiny.”

Fox is looking to air its version of Broadchurch, which might get renamed, during the 2014-2015 season.


  • Mike

    Okay…..I just watched the BBC version, and it was highly enjoyable. Love Tennant. But….same creator, writer, and stars…..what is the point of remaking it for American TV? Just to put American accents on everyone?

  • BeastieRunner

    Lawd above! We as well educated real Americans ‘ave a ‘ard time decipherin’ English english, innit.

  • wee bree

    Deja vu? More like deja boo. What’s wrong with American TV, can’t we come up with new stuff anymore? All American TV entertainment has are foreign remakes, or reality shows, and, with the exception of two that I’ve seen, are how to stab others in the back. We even makeover old shows like Ironsides.
    Where has our spark of imagination gone? I’ll probably watch it, only because David Tennant is a fantastic actor. Come to think of it, even our actors are lame( with a few exceptions). They can only play one type of character. This country is becoming so sad.

  • OthelloPrime

    Hey! This is ‘MURICA! Love it or …..wait a sec. I actually agree with everything you said. I am sick of remakes, re-imaginings, and prequels. Where have all the original ideas gone?