Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver join 'Broadchurch' remake

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Fox snagged not one but two high-profile actresses to join its Broadchurch remake.

Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) and Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) will star in the newly dubbed Gracepoint, the network’s remake of the popular British TV drama. Gunn will play Det. Ellie Miller while Weaver will take over the role of Susan Wright.

As previously announced, Broadchurch’s David Tennant will reprise his role in the drama about a murder in a small coastal town. This time, however, his character is named Det. Emmett Carver.

Dan Futterman (Capote, In Treatment) and Anya Epstein (In Treatment, Homicide) will serve as the showrunners and executive producers. The original series creator, Chris Chibnall, will also EP.

Filming will begin in January for broadcast during the 2014-2015 season. Chibnall will write the premiere episode.


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