September 27, 2014 at 11:46 pm #335047
FOX’s remake of Broadchurch from the distant past of 2013 starring David Tennant and Emmy Winner Anna Gunn also starring Michael Pena and Oscar Nominees Jacki Weaver and Nick Nolte.
Has FOX officially stated this as a set in stone mini series? I know they are marketing it as a TV Event. I feel like if this has sucess like Fargo or True Detective it could spin off to be an anthologySeptember 28, 2014 at 1:10 am #335049
I did not see the original, but I do not see why Tennant and Gunn could not just take on a different case next season.
The reviews have been tepid, since the critics say that the premiere is a rip-off of the superior Broadchurch pilot. Since I never saw that, I am hoping that I will enjoy this just fine. I never saw David Tennant on Doctor Who either, so maybe his American accent will not bother me either. Maybe this will be like The Office, where the critics grow to love it when it diverges from the source material after the pilot. I am not really sure why this remake exists, since it has the same writer, director and lead actor as the original, but I want all the best for Anna Gunn, so I hope that it is good and attracts a large audience.September 28, 2014 at 1:40 am #335050
Colman won BAFTA for Broadchurch. Gunn is going to have amazing tapes especially near the end of the season. Hopefuly, Emmy voters won’t hold the remake thing against the show.September 28, 2014 at 3:25 am #335051
What I have read is that the critics that are Broadchurch fans are just cringing at the fact this was made but the ones that haven’t seen it really like it. I have not seen Broadchurch but I am very interested in this so I might check it out afterSeptember 28, 2014 at 5:38 am #335052
I read an article or interview somewhere that the first two episodes will be very much like the original and the rest will be different. Love that they cast Anna Gunn since I can see her bringing something refreshing to the role that Olivia Colman was amazing in, but having David Tennant play the same role is so boring, not to mention that he will be back for the second season of Broadchurch, so even more of him. Nick Nolte and Jacki Weaver should have baity roles and I’m pretty sure they will deliver. Anyway, will this show compete as a miniseries or drama series?September 28, 2014 at 5:54 am #335053
Let’s not forget that David Bradley [The Strain] also won the Bafta for his fantastic performance on Broadchurch.September 28, 2014 at 7:59 am #335054
I think this is going to be in Drama for EmmysSeptember 28, 2014 at 8:31 am #335055
I was a big fan of Broadchurch’s initial episodes and Colman’s entire performance, so it’ll be very hard to get past the photocopy vibe that’s likely going on here. Hopefully the divergence in later episodes isn’t subtle.September 28, 2014 at 9:33 am #335056
Accoriding to the prediction center for the Golden Globes it’s marked down as Limited Series so I think it might do that or switch by the Emmys if they decied to continueSeptember 28, 2014 at 10:15 am #335057
I’m gonna pass on it because “Broadchurch” was such a good show you just can’t top that. And no hard feelings but Ms. Gunn can’t hold a candle to Ms. Colman. Colman has given one of the best performances of the decade. You just can’t top that.
Btw was it that hard to find someone else to play Tennat’s role? I could see for example Ethan Hawke taking the role and making it his own.September 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm #335058
Agree, Colman gave an unique performance, just not the type of performance I see Gunn giving here, unless they drastically change the whole script of the show.September 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm #335059
I´m excited for this since I didn´t watch Broadchurch and probably never will. Really excited for Gunn, she deserves great roles, and finally a lead. If its submitted as a miniseries she can hang around in the emmys and get another nomination!September 28, 2014 at 11:57 pm #335060
I was a big fan of Broadchurch’s initial episodes and Colman’s entire performance, so it’ll be very hard to get past the photocopy vibe that’s likely going on here. Hopefully the divergence in later episodes isn’t subtle.
Myles McNutt (AV Club) review is based on the first 7 episodes, and in his opinion “the first six episodes are nearly identical to their UK counterparts.”September 29, 2014 at 9:44 am #335061
Accoriding to the prediction center for the Golden Globes it’s marked down as Limited Series so I think it might do that or switch by the Emmys if they decied to continue
To try and answer your question, at this point it appears nobody knows for sure. All we know for sure is there will be a second season of the original Broadchurch in 2015 with David Tenant returning.
As stated, Fox is airing/promoting this as a limited event mini-series. My guess is what they decide to do with the show will depend on the ratings. If Gracepoint is a hit, they may extend it to a second season and call themselves a regular drama series. Very similar to what CBS did last summer with Under the Dome.
Good luck with that though. Fox has sceduled it on the already jam packed Thursday night, where ABC and CBS have their biggest hits. Not to mention for the next several weeks it will have to go head to head with CBS Thursday night football, which has been earning pretty good ratings.
I would be shocked if this show approaches anywhere near the success and acclaim of either True Detective or Fargo. The critics are already lukewarm to it at best. If anything, I can see this being cancelled after several weeks and being burned off on a Saturday night. It may surive due to the fact Fox has nothing to replace it with and already has one massive flop on their hands with Utopia, but I cannot see Gracepoint being a breakout success.October 2, 2014 at 11:54 pm #335062
I wanted to like this but oh lord, the acting was so bad (the father was the worst)
Im very curious about what the people that didnt watch broadchurch think about it cause maybe it wasnt that bad and im overeating a bit but i really dont get the point of making a cheap version of a great tv series.