I guess when the track record of remaking British telly brilliance by American television networks is what it is for as far as the eye can see, nothing surprises you with regards to what gets remade and what lengths producers will go to to trick it up to try and attract an audience.
The newest addition to the American television landscape has the Fox television network trying to recreate British dominance with Broadchurch, the Chris Chibnall drama starring David Tennant that centered around the discovery of a young boy found dead on a beach under a cliff-face. While Chibnall will executive produce and write the opening episode, the ‘trick it up’ part of the equation is that David Tennant will also star in the U.S. version as the drama’s lead investigator on the case…but, with an American accent. That said, if anyone can pull this off, I have faith in the immense talents of both Chris Chibnall and David Tennant. But, I would only like the answer to one question. Why, grandfather, why?
Filming is expected to begin in January with the series set to air at the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 on Fox in the U.S.