David Tennant cast in US Broadchurch remake
David Tennant is to reprise his role as Detective Alec Hardy in the Fox remake of Broadchurch...
With Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall slated to write the first episode, and lead David Tennant now confirmed to be reprising his role as DI Alec Hardy over the Pond, Fox's US version of the hit ITV series is looking less and less like a remake, and more and more like a carbon copy.
EW has confirmed that Tennant is to join the Fox remake, expected to film early next year, in the same role. Whether his gloriously cagouled partner Olivia Colman will be joining him remains to be seen. Perhaps they could uproot the lot of them and call it a touring production?
Only last month, Chibnall told EW that he was fascinated to see his Dorset-set murder mystery, "in a different landscape with an acting ensemble that's just as strong but taken from really great American actors". And a Scottish one, it seems. That would appear to count Tennant out of appearing in the second season of the UK original, though perhaps as a former Time Lord, there's a way for him to do both?
At this rate, can we suggest that it'd be cheaper for TV networks to film all new dramas against a green-screen, flog it, and ask the recipient country to add in the relevant backgrounds Wayne's World-style at their own leisure...
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