Entertainment TV Plot change for US version of Broadchurch

Plot change for US version of Broadchurch

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Fox’s entertainment chairman says a remake of the British police drama Broadchurch for US viewers will be faithful to the original, to a point.

Network executive Kevin Reilly said on Monday that the Fox series, titled Gracepoint, will be 10 episodes instead of the eight for Broadchurch. It will also feature a different lead actress and a twist in the ending.

Gracepoint goes into production within a few weeks. It will star the British show’s male lead, David Tennant, as a troubled police detective. But Olivia Coleman, who played a dowdy small-town detective and family woman, won’t be opposite him again.

Instead, Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad, has been cast in the Fox remake.

Broadchurch was shown in Australia on the ABC in 2013.