VIDEO - ITV Encore Has Secured Exclusive Rights For The UK Premiere Of Gracepoint Starring David Tennant

The ITV Press Centre have released a statement today confirming that ITV Encore have secured exclusive UK rights for Gracepoint from Endemol Shine International.

The American adaptation of international phenomenon Broadchurch - ITV’s critically acclaimed hit crime drama - Gracepoint is a new 10-episode series which expands on the original series, threading new storylines through the gripping narrative.

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a murder, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy’s family into further turmoil and upends the lives of the town’s residents.

Featuring an all-star cast including David Tennant (Broadchurch, The Great Train Robbery), Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Emmy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Nick Nolte (Luck) and Golden Globe Award nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook) as the powerful crime series moves to its startling conclusion, the investigation cuts a devastating swathe through the town of Gracepoint.  

Watch a trailer here:

Gracepoint was produced in partnership with Shine America in association with Kudos and Imaginary Friends, Gracepoint is executive produced by the original series’ creator, Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Doctor Who,) who wrote the premiere episode of Gracepoint and is executive produced by Shine America’s Carolyn Bernstein (The Bridge) Kudos’ Jane Featherstone (The Hour, Utopia) and Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein.  The series is being distributed by Endemol Shine International.

Sasha Breslau, Head of Acquired Series, ITV said; 'We're extremely pleased to give our viewers the chance to enjoy Gracepoint, an adaptation with such rich associations, but which stands on its own as a compelling, distinctive piece of drama'.

The series premiered on FOX TV in the USA last autumn and was also shown in Canada and Australia. It is currently airing in Korea and Belgium.

Gracepoint will air on ITV Encore, a channel dedicated to drama, in April. ITV Encore is exclusively available on Sky platforms and NOW TV.

Last week Sky TV launched their own Gracepoint programme page: visit it here.