If you didn’t get enough of BBC America’s Broadchurch, Doctor Who‘s David Tennant will be appearing on prime-time American television this fall, reprising his role in FOX’s adaptation Gracepoint, premiering on October 2. The crime drama revolves around the murder of a young boy in a small town with Tennant’s character heading the case.
Entertainment Weekly had the chance to sit down with Tennant and get down to the nitty-gritty asking, “David, was there a sense of déjà vu doing this a second time?”
Tennant takes the question in stride replying, “I don’t think it was as much as everyone expected. Actors are used to repeating things. On stage you do it eight times a week. Telling the same story is not foreign to us, and this didn’t even feel like that because you’re telling it with different people and telling—at times—a different story. [The roles] felt very different in my bones.”
The Scottish actor briefly expands on this issue, (spoiler alert) addressing the different endings, saying, “It would be odious to compare. What they have is a very different note, which is thrilling for me. I feel like I’m almost saying too much just saying that. There’s a real thrill to come.”
You can read the entire interview with Tennant, and co-star Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) at Entertainment Weekly here. It’s worth checking out, Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi’s name comes up in the EW interview (all good things, of course).
If you haven’t already watched the first season of Broadchurch, you can catch up with the entire season via these outlets. For episode trailers, character descriptions, extras, and more, go to BBC America. .
Gracepoint airs on Fox, premiering on October 2 at 9/8c. The second season of Broadchurch will air on BBC America in 2015.
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