It’s our first proper look at Broadchurch’s across the pond counterpart, Gracepoint, and of course there’s only one eloquent Scot who knows exactly how to set an unsettling scene.
“Gracepoint the place is very much a character in the piece. It’s the story of a small town as well as a murder investigation,” he says, to a backdrop of eerily calm grey waters and a solitary swing rocking slowly in a children’s playground at dusk in the small town of Oak Bay in Victoria, B.C., Canada, which is being transformed into Gracepoint.
It’s a rather abstract glimpse, with lingering panoramic shots from Oak Bay’s cliff-tops and fleeting appearances from key characters, and Tennant is certainly not one to ruin an air of mystery: “Because our story traverses the spectrum of emotion, it’s quite interesting to be filming in a climate that traverses its own spectrum.”
Tennant says that the residents of Victoria have been “very welcoming” of the town’s transformation into Gracepoint, but we wonder what would they make of the “dark, tempestuous world” he describes.
Take a look at the video below for Tennant’s full teaser…