ITV Encore has acquired the exclusive UK rights for Gracepoint – the US remake of Broadchurch.
Produced by Endemol Shine International and executive produced by the original series’ creator Chris Chibnall, the 10-episode Gracepoint moves the story to a California seaside town.
When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway. 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.
The drama stars David Tennant, 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).
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’.
Gracepoint will air on ITV Encore, the broadcaster’s drama-themed pay channel which is exclusively available on Sky platforms and NOW TV.