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America Presents ‘Interesting Learning Curve’ for David Tennant
David Tennant, best known for his portrayal as the tenth Doctor in BBC's award-winning Doctor Who series, has been a much loved favorite overseas for nearly two decades.
In an interview with The Radio Times, the Scottish actor speaks of his time in Los Angeles, where he filmed a pilot for a potential legal drama entitled Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Tennant was cast as a Rex Alexander, a Chicago litigator whose panic attacks keep him away from the courtroom. Veteran actors Jane Curtin, Jerry O'Connell, and Jeffrey Tambor were also slated to appear in the show. But in the end, Hollywood big wheels opted to drop the project.
"These are enormous empires and you don't hear anything, you just get told what to do," Tennant said. "You have to be careful about what you say about what you knew, because everybody tells you things that they're not supposed to and you're not quite sure what's true and what isn't."
He didn't regret his leap toward the City of Angels and speaks highly of the opportunity, regardless of its outcome. "It was a fantastic experience to have. I learnt a lot about how that network in television works and how I feel about that. It was a very interesting learning curve."
Next up for Tennant is the new BBC drama titled Single Father. Here, Tennant ventures to his native Scotland where he's faced with challenges of raising four children upon the death of his wife, Rita (played by Laura Fraser). Suranne Jones — who's gearing up for her own Doctor Who appearance next season — plays Rita's best friend Sarah. Single Father premieres Sunday, October 10th on BBC1.
Here's a look at what's in store on Single Father:
Would you like to see Single Father in the U.S.?