Gracepoint, the American remake of season 1 of Broadchurch, premieres in France tonight on France 2. The series launches with a double episode starting from 11.45pm.
The FOX TV series saw David Tennant reinvent the character of Alec Hardy as US investigator Emmett Carver. Breaking Bad star Anna Gunn took on the role of Ellie Miller, and the cast also included Michael Peña, Jacki Weaver and Nick Nolte. Series creator Chris Chibnall co-produced the remake and wrote the first episode, and series directors included James Strong and Euros Lyn, who also worked on the original UK version. Gracepoint followed the plot of the original drama, but with an additional two episodes it introduced new characters and storylines, and concluded with a different killer.
When the body of young Danny Solano is found on the beach below cliffs near the small Californian town of Gracepoint, newly arrived police detective Emmett Carver is assigned the case. He is partnered with up with local cop Ellie Miller to try to find the killer and keep order before the close knit community is torn apart by fear and suspicion.