David Tennant Set for American Broadchurch

David Tennant in Broadchurch
David Tennant and Olivia Colman in 'Broadchurch' (Photo Credit: © ITV Plc)
David Tennant will be reprising his role as Detective Alec Hardy for an American remake of the critically acclaimed ITV series, Broadchurch. The series, which also aired on BBC America, was created and executive produced by Chris Chibnall who’ll also be working on the Fox remake.
Filming’s expected to start in January with Fox eyeing a premiere of the series as part of the 2014-2015 season. And with Tennant signed up for the American version, it’s unclear whether he’ll be back for the second season of the original British series. It’s also unclear whether the remake will retain the Broadchurch title.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chibnall said he’s hoping this American version will as good as or even better than the British version. “I’m very, very fascinated to see this story in a different landscape with an acting ensemble that’s just as strong but taken from really great American actors,” stated Chibnall. “The DNA of the original is absolutely intact and filtered through a new prism, so it should still feel just as vibrant, and interesting, and strange, and unique, and beautiful, but just in a different setting — and then it’s exploring the dramatic opportunities that that offers up. We’re not gonna do the terrible version. We’re gonna do a great version.”

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