Broadchurch Prepares For Season 2 While Gracepoint Gets Cancelled.

Broadchurch Prepares For Season 2 While Gracepoint Gets Cancelled.

British television shows have really come into their own over the past several years, with American viewers tuning in more than ever. One such show, ‘Broadchurch’ which premiered on BBC America on August 7th, 2013, was such a hit it was picked up by Fox and re-titled. ‘Gracepoint’. Sadly, the remake, which had different actors and an altered ending, didn’t fair so well; it was cancelled this week due to low ratings. The original version though is set to premiere it’s second season on BBC America, this February 4th.

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Broadchurch, Season 1, Episode 1, DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant), and Beth Latimer (Jodie Whittaker) © ITV Plc

Broadchurch garnered critical acclaim, sparked widespread discussion on social media and earned a Peabody Award following its premiere in the US last year on BBC AMERICA. With an ensemble cast lead by three-time BAFTA-winning actress Olivia Colman and Emmy-winning actor David Tennant, the first season centered on a quiet seaside town following the shocking murder of a young boy and the impact it had on the tight-knit community when everyone became a suspect.

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David Tennant, who is best known for his roles as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, plays Detective Inspector Alec Hardy. He is joined by co-star and three-time BAFTA TV Award winner, Olivia Colman as Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller. Broadchurch is filmed on the beautiful Jurassic coast, in Dorset county in South West England on the English Channel.

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Broadchurch, Season 1, Episode 2, DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) © ITV Plc

With the US remake taking the bench, fans should not find it hard to pick up with the original, which was almost a scene by scene copy. Still, if you’ve never seen the BBC America version, you can get caught up over the next two months via Netflix or iTunes.

The musical score for the shows soundtrack was produced by BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland, Ólafur Arnalds. Stream the series main theme below.

The series is created and written by Chris Chibnall and executive produced by Chibnall and Jane Featherstone. The producer is Richard Stokes, who also produced the first season. James Strong, who directed five episodes of the first season including episode one, directed episodes one and two of the new season. Broadchurch returns Wednesday, February 4 at 10:00pm ET on BBC AMERICA.

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