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Genre Crime drama
Created by Chris Chibnall
Written by Chris Chibnall
Directed by James Strong
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Anya Epstein
  • Dan Futterman
  • Chris Chibnall
  • Jane Featherstone
  • John Goldwyn
  • Carolyn Bernstein
Cinematography John Grillo
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s)
Original channel Fox
Related shows Broadchurch
External links
Official website

Gracepoint is an upcoming 10-episode American crime drama television series created and written by Chris Chibnall and directed by James Strong.[1] It is a remake of Chibnall's UK drama series Broadchurch. The series is set to premiere on October 2, 2014, on Fox Television.[2]



It was announced in August 2013 at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour that American television network Fox will be developing an American version of Broadchurch. Chris Chibnall will write the premiere episode and executive produce the series.[14] Production began in January 2014 for a spot in Fox's 2014 fall season.[15] The American adaptation has been retitled as Gracepoint.[4] James Strong, director of the majority of the original series, will direct Fox's adaptation.[1]


On October 2, 2013, David Tennant was confirmed to star as Detective Emmett Carver.[3] Tennant previously starred in the U.K. crime drama, Broadchurch on which Gracepoint is based. On November 18, 2013, two more actors joined, with Anna Gunn as Detective Ellie Miller and Jacki Weaver as Susan Wright.[1][4] On December 3, 2013 Kevin Rankin, was cast as Paul Coates, and Virginia Kull as Beth, Danny's mother.[8] On December 16, 2013 Kevin Zegers joined the cast of the series; he will play the role of news reporter Owen Burke.[6] On December 19, 2013, Michael Peña was added to the cast to portray Mark Lasseter, Danny's father.[5]

On December 20, 2013, Josh Hamilton was cast as Joe Miller, Det. Ellie Miller’s husband.[10] On December 23, 2013, Nick Nolte also joined the cast as Jack Reinhold.[7] On January 15, 2014, Kendrick Sampson was cast as Dean Iverson.[11] On January 16, 2014, Jack Irvine was added to the cast as Tom Miller, son of Ellie and Joe Miller, and Danny's best friend. On January 22, 2014, Madalyn Horcher was added to the cast as Chloe Lasseter, daughter of Mark and Beth, sister of Danny.[12] On January 23, 2014, Webster Talent tweeted that Darcy Laurie will play the role of Hugo Garcia.[13] On February 12, 2014, Sarah-Jane Potts joined the cast as Gemma.[9]


Filming began on January 28, 2014, in Oak Bay, British Columbia.[16] It was filmed until late May, 2014 in the nearby locations of Greater Victoria.[17] The marketplace at Port Sidney Marina [1] in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada was portrayed as Gracepoint Police Headquarters whilst filming during the spring of 2014.


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Episode 1"[18] October 2, 2014 (2014-10-02)


  1. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (18 November 2013). "Anna Gunn & Jacki Weaver Join Fox Event Series 'Gracepoint', James Strong To Direct". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Bibel, Sara. "FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2014-2015 Season; 'Red Band Society' Launches Early, 'Sleepy Hollow' & 'Gotham' on September 22". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Marechal, AJ (2 October 2013). "David Tennant Cast in Fox's Limited Series 'Broadchurch'". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Rose, Lacey (18 November 2013). "Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver Cast in Fox's 'Broadchurch' Adaptation". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Ausiello, Michael (19 December 2013). "Michael Peña Joins Fox's Broadchurch Adaptation Gracepoint as a Series Regular". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (16 December 2013). "Kevin Zegers Joins Fox's 'Gracepoint'". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Rose, Lacey (23 December 2013). "Nick Nolte Cast in Fox's 'Broadchurch' Adaptation". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (3 December 2013). "Duo Join Fox's 'Gracepoint' As Regulars". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (12 February 2014). "Sarah-Jane Potts Joins 'Gracepoint'". Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (20 December 2013). "Josh Hamilton Joins Fox's 'Gracepoint'". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (15 January 2014). "Fox Adds Kendrick Sampson To 'Gracepoint'". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (22 January 2014). "Fox Event Series 'Gracepoint' Adds Regular". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Canadian Actor Darcy Laurie Joins Gracepoint Cast". 23 January 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  14. ^ Rice, Lynette. "'Broadchurch' heading to Fox". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  15. ^ Goldberg, Lesley. "Fox Adapting U.K. Drama 'Broadchurch' as Event Series". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  16. ^ Morgan, Emily (29 January 2014). "Fox’s Broadchurch Remake Gracepoint Starts Filming In British Columbia". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  17. ^ Denton, Don (28 January 2014). "TV series Gracepoint begins filming in Oak Bay". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "(GPT-101) "Episode 1"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 10, 2014. 

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