David Tennant’s Broadchurch remake Gracepoint is cancelled

The US version of the ITV drama had suffered poor ratings

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In the new year we’ll see Doctor Who’s David Tennant return to sleuthing in ITV’s Broadchurch – but it looks like his role in the drama’s transatlantic cousin has come to an end.

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Gracepoint, an American remake of Broadchurch starring Tennant and Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn, faced dwindling ratings with just 4 million viewers tuning into the finale on Fox this week. The series was also criticised for its similarities to Broadchurch, acting almost as a shot-for-shot remake in certain scenes (though with a subtly different ending).

Now, according to Entertainment Weekly, it won’t be returning for a second series. It was originally billed as a “limited series” and not a new long-running drama, but Fox would doubtless have found a way to bring it back had it been a success – in a similar way to ITV and the original Broadchurch.

Still, not to worry Tennant fans – we still have the original to look forward to in January, with the added bonus of Olivia Colman.

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Broadchurch returns to ITV on Monday 5th January