ITV set to broadcast US remake of ‘Broadchurch’

'Gracepoint' will see David Tennant reprise lead role in crime-drama

ITV are reportedly set to air the US remake of Broadchurch in the UK later this year.

The Radio Times reports that Gracepoint, which is being made by Fox for a US audience, will also be shown in Britain on the same network that showed Broadchurch in 2013.

David Tennant will feature in the US remake, with creator Chris Chibnall serving as executive producer. However, Olivia Colman will not feature in the remake. Her role will be played by Breaking Bad actress Anna Gunn (pictured right).

Tennant starred as DI Alec Hardy in the UK version of the show opposite Olivia Colman’s DS Ellie Miller. Aired on ITV over March and April of 2013, it followed the hunt for the killer of an 11-year-old boy found dead on a Dorset beach and was a huge hit, drawing a massive audience of over 10 million for its final episode.

The US version will relocate the action from the original’s quiet English seaside town to a picturesque coastal resort in America.

Speaking at the time of commissioning, Fox executive Kevin Reilly said in a press statement: “Broadchurch is the kind of storytelling that grabs your attention and keeps you riveted with every minute – which is exactly what we look for in an event series. We love the layered characters, we’ve seen how well-received it’s been in the UK, and we’re lucky to be able to bring a new version of this mystery to the US audience.”