Fox Confirms Fall Slot for ‘Gracepoint’, U.S. Remake of ‘Broadchurch’

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David Tennant set to star in U.S remake of Broadchurch. (ITV)

Set your DVRs. Fox has announced that Gracepoint, its Americanized remake of Broadchurch, will air on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. EST beginning this fall.

The original British whodunit series was hugely successful when it aired on ITV in the U.K. and on BBC America in the U.S. last year.

The new show, which will feature Broadchurch’s David Tennant reprising his role as the lead detective in a murder case involving a child, will run for 10 episodes. Tennant’s character will be called Emmett Carver in Gracepoint; he was named Alec Hardy in the British series.

Gracepoint will also star Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Michael PeñaKevin RankinNick Nolte and Jacki WeaverChris Chibnall, who created the original show, has written the premiere episode and will serve as executive producer.

Looking for a reason to watch? Deadline.com is reporting that Kevin Reilly, the head of programming for Fox, confirmed earlier internet rumors that the murderer on Gracepoint will be different from the killer on Broadchurch.

No specific starting date has been given yet, though fall shows routinely kick off in September or October.

UPDATE: Here’s the trailer for Gracepoint.

Do you plan to watch Gracepoint?

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