Josh Hamilton lands role on FOX’s ‘Gracepoint’

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013. Filed under: Entertainment
David Tennant will co-star with Josh Hamilton and Anna Gun in 'Gracepoint.' ©AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

David Tennant will co-star with Josh Hamilton and Anna Gun in ‘Gracepoint.’
©AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT

(Relaxnews) – The actor currently appearing on “American Horror Story: Coven” has joined the cast of the American remake of the hit British show “Broadchurch,” Deadline.com has announced.

Dubbed “Gracepoint,” the American version will bring the plot of “Broadchurch” across the pond. The star of the original series, David Tennant (“Doctor Who”), will once again play an American detective investigating the murder of an 11-year-old boy, a crime that shocked the sleepy town in which it occurred.

Josh Hamilton will take part in the adaptation in the role of Joe Miller, husband to the local detective Ellie Miller, played by Anna Gunn, best known for her role as Skyler White on “Breaking Bad.” Disappointed at having to share the case with Emmett Carver (David Tennant), she is forced to view the inhabitants of her hometown in a different light in order to identify the author of the crime.

Slated to air on FOX in 2014, “Gracepoint” will be written by Chris Chibnall, the creator of “Broadchurch,” and directed by James Strong, who was behind the camera on the original series as well as on “Downton Abbey.”

“Broadchurch,” first aired last spring on ITV, has been renewed for a second season in 2014, but it remains unknown whether David Tennant will return in the role of Alec Hardy.

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