A SHOCKING UNSOLVED MURDER PUTS A SMALL TOWN UNDER SCRUTINY IN FOX’S NEW EVENT SERIES “BROADCHURCH”
Boldly continuing its push for quality long-form event series, Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today a series order for BROADCHURCH (working title), an American version of the the U.K.’s most-watched new drama of the year. Produced in partnership with Shine America, and to be executive-produced by the original series’ creator, Chris Chibnall (“Dr. Who,” “Camelot”), the gripping crime series is scheduled to begin filming in January, for broadcast during the 2014-2015 season.
Set in an American town, BROADCHURCH (wt) follows the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face, from where he may have fallen. Although the cause of his death remains unsolved, the picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.
BBC AMERICA’s Broadchurch, which earned critical acclaim, record ratings and became a Twitter phenomenon in the UK, centers on the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.
Leading the investigation are two detectives – the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant, Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant), Ellie’s newly appointed boss.
By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered.
The cast also includes Jodie Whittaker as Beth, Andrew Buchan as Mark, Will Mellor playing Stephen Turner and sees Arthur Darvill as the town priest Paul Coates. The series is created and written by Chris Chibnall and executive produced by Chibnall and Jane Featherstone.
Broadchurchpremieres Wednesday, August 7, 10:00pm ET/PT as part ofDramaville.
Broadchurch will return for a second series, ITV confirmed tonight (Monday 22 April).
The successful series, produced by Kudos Film and Television and Imaginary Friends Productions, written and created by Chris Chibnall, starring a strong ensemble cast lead by David Tennant and Olivia Colman has gripped the nation with viewers intrigued by the circumstances surrounding the death of young Danny Latimer.
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