Anna Gunn, who has been cast in Gracepoint, the FOX remake of Broadchurch for the USA, has joked that she has suddenly become very popular among her friends since news broke of her new role. Anna will be playing Detective Ellie Miller opposite David Tennant who plays Detective Emmett Carver, a US version of his original role, Alec Hardy.
"I have not yet watched Doctor Who, but I know many, many people who are virtually fainting from the fact that they are huge Doctor Who fans. Now I am incredibly popular, just because of that,"
Interviewed at the recent InStyle Magazine Golden Globes party, she also revealed filming locations for the series.
"Vancouver and somewhere near Santa Cruz are the locations," she said. "It's supposed to be a coastal northern Californian town.We start shooting in January...I'm really, really looking forward to that."
Gracepoint will be executive produced for FOX by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, who has also written the first episode. It is expected to premiere in the USA as part of the 2014-15 season.