More Gracepoint Cast Confirmed: Kevin Rankin And Virginia Kull Join David Tennant

FOX have revealed the two latest names to join the cast of Gracepoint,  the US remake of the award winning UK series Broadchurch.  David Tennant leads the cast as Detective Emmett Carver, an American version of his original role, DI Alec Hardy, as the story is relocated to a sleepy coastal town in California.

Kevin Rankin (Breaking Bad) joins as Paul Coates, Gracepoint’s well-intentioned but inexperienced local minister who becomes the town’s defacto spokesperson in the wake of the tragedy.

Virginia Kull (The Following) will play murder victim Danny’s mother Beth Lassiter. Anguished by her loss, Beth is hungry to discover the truth behind her son’s untimely death.

Both join the previously confirmed Anna Gunn and Jacki Weaver who will be playing Ellie Miller and Susan Wright respectively

Gracepoint is being produced in partnership with Shine America in association with Kudos and Imaginary Friends. Original series creator Chris Chibnall is writing the first episode and  executive producing along with Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein (In Treatment), Shine America’s Carolyn Bernstein (The Bridge) and Kudos’ Jane Featherstone (The Hour). The FOX event series goes into production in January for broadcast during the 2014-2015 season. 

The series follows the investigation into the murder of a young boy in the north Californian town of Gracepoint and the emotional impact that the horrific event has on the small, close community. 

Source: Deadline