Anna Gunn and Jacki Weaver Will Star in Gracepoint

Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver - Photo © Richard Chavez
David Tennant now has some company in the new Fox event series Gracepoint based on the U.K.’s popular series Broadchurch. The network’s just announced Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) have signed on to roles in the dramatic series that will air during the 2014-2015 season.
 
The event series is set to start shooting in January with the original series’ creator Chris Chibnall on board as executive producer. Chibnall’s also writing the first episode and James Strong is set to direct. Carolyn Bernstein, Jane Featherstone, Dan Futterman, and Anya Epstein are also executive producing with Futterman and Epstein serving as showrunners.
 
The Plot:
 
The gripping crime series follows the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face, from where he may have fallen. Although the cause of his death remains unsolved, the picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.
 
Gunn, who won an Emmy Award this year for her role as “Skyler White” on Breaking Bad, will play Detective ELLIE MILLER, a happily married wife and mother who is looking forward to a promised promotion. When the job goes to outsider Detective EMMETT CARVER (Tennant), Ellie is disgruntled – but her disappointment quickly fades in light of tragedy, and she must work her very first murder case with her prickly new partner. As the case progresses, she’ll have to look at her hometown, and those she cares about, through a different prism.
 
Weaver has been cast as SUSAN WRIGHT, a glowering, mysterious woman who is new to town and lives in the RV park, alone with her dog. She works various cleaning and odd jobs and prefers to remain anonymous, but has a dark history kept fiercely hidden.
 
Source: Fox
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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