David Tennant will attempt to solve the mystery again, this time for US audiences.
David Tennant is set to solve a familiar mystery in Fox’s ‘Gracepoint’ tonight. We say familiar because ‘Gracepoint’ is a remake ‘Broadchurch’, the BBC drama that Tennant starred in just last year. So what have US audiences got to look forward to tonight on Fox?
It's not 'Broadchurch', it's 'Gracepoint'
Last year ‘Broadchurch’ was a critical and ratings success in the UK, so it’s no surprise that an American network wanted their own version. What might be surprising is the decision to cast David Tennant, the star of the original, in the role again. But hey, this man was once ‘Doctor Who’ so we’re never going to complain about him being on our screens.
'Breaking Bad' saw off the challenge of 'True Detective' at the Emmys.
Breaking Bad's explosive fifth and final season dominated the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, picking up most of the major drama prizes ahead of 'Game of Thrones' and 'True Detective'. AMC's meth-drama took five Emmys in total, with Aaron Paul taking home best supporting actor for the third time.
Bryan Cranston in 'Breaking Bad'
"My god, Breaking Bad - it has changed my life and I am standing up here because of one man and that is Vince Gilligan [show creator]," Paul said, accepting his prize (he also triumphed in 2010 and 2012). "Thank you. I miss him. I love him. The best cast and crew I've ever worked with and for. There's not a single day that goes by that I don't miss running to work."
Continue reading: 'Breaking Bad' Is King of the Emmys as 'True Detective' Falls Short
Breaking Bad has won five of the nine categories in the Primetime Emmy Drama Awards. The series, which finished its run last year, dominated this section of the awards and won the award for Outstanding Drama Series amongst others. Here is a quick analysis of each drama category.
The Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Monday evening (25th August) in Los Angeles and there was stiff competition in every category although the results were ultimately highly predictable.
Breaking Bad dominated the drama awards at the Primetime Emmys.
Continue reading: Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 -Breaking Bad Predictably Dominates Drama
'Gracepoint' is set to drift away from the 'Broadchurch' narrative and will almost certainly feature a different ending.
Despite casting the same lead actor, those behind 'Gracepoint' - a remake of the acclaimed BBC crime drama 'Broadchurch' - insist the show will have differing plotlines to the original, as well as new characters.
Scottish actor David Tennant, who played troubled DI Alex Hardy so masterfully in Broadchurch returns for the U.S remake, alongside Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn. However, Fox executive producers Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein say they are keen to veer from the original narrative despite wanting to keep the overall aesthetics of Broadchurch intact.
Continue reading: Can Fox's 'Gracepoint' Grasp the Guile of BBC's 'Broadchurch'?
A renewal and a scheduling confirmation for 2015.
BBC America kicked off its Television Critics Association press tour panel on Wednesday (9th July) afternoon with a double whammy of announcements: Orphan Back has been renewed for a third season and the second season of Broadchurch will air on BBC America.
The broadcaster revealed that the second Orphan Black season "became the first ever ad-supported drama series to double its ratings from season one to season two in A25-54 and 18-49 in Live+7," according to HitFix.
The season two finale of the sci-fi drama last month drew 1.376 million viewers in Live+7; a high point for the entire series.
'Gracepoint' stars Anna Gunn and David Tennant posed together on the blue carpet at the FOX Network Upfront presentation at The Beacon Theater in New York alongside a host of other recognisable TV faces.
Struggling for a baby name? Stick Breaking Bad, Season 2, Episode 6 on.
Forget the philosophers, inventors, revolutionaries, innovators and visionaries from history, fictionalised drug dealers and their wives are the prime influences for the next generation and what we should call them. Breaking Bad’s reach seems to have stretched further than we thought.
Jesse's been pretty popular; Walter not so much, wonder why?
The Walts, Jesses and Skylers have all risen up the baby names chart with the culmination of the hit drama back in September. And what’s more, the three names enjoyed increased popularity despite the Royal wedding and baby, with parents not wanting to be labelled ‘Kate copycats’, apparently.
Continue reading: Breaking Baby Names: AMC Meth Drama Influences Parents' Naming Decisions
Spoilers. Spoilers that will ruin the best show ever made. You have been warned.
It’s difficult to fathom a world without Breaking Bad. From the formative earlier episodes to the wrap-up job done by the last half of the fifth season, we’ve come to love and care for Walter, Jesse, Hank, Skyler, Marie and Walter Jr. And Mike. Don’t forget Mike. But instead of mourning the passing of such a giant, it’s important to celebrate the brilliant times it brought us.
Breaking Bad was - and is - a behemoth of modern television. While The Wire and The Sopranos brought us the inner dealings of criminal gangs in New Jersey and Baltimore, commenting on social injustice along the way, BrBa provided a new landscape to romanticize – it was something truly original, borrowing enough tropes of writing gone by to remain familiar.
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Breaking Bad is over, so what is to become of the show's stars?
We've seen the finale and mourned the loss of one of the most popular series of our time; we have Better Call Saul to look forward to but what is in store for Breaking Bad's stars?
Bryan Cranston at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Aaron Paul joked that he is desperate for employment, a day after the finale of Breaking Bad aired. The 34-year-old actor was walking along Sunset Strip in Los Angeles when he was caught by one of TMZ's reporters. When asked by the photographer if he was relieved that the show was over, in order to remove the pressure of being constantly asked by fans for insider details, Paul said he wasn't relieved as he now has to hunt for a job.
Continue reading: After 'Breaking Bad', What's In Store For The Show's Stars?
There are SPOILERS in this review of the final episode of Breaking Bad.
In many ways it didn’t matter how Breaking Bad ended; the journey was such that the show’s quality was undeniable. And if the journey ended like The Sopranos, Dexter or Seinfeld – i.e., caught up in a maelstrom of controversy and disappointed losers – then so be it.
It's sad to see them go, but what a way to go
But Breaking Bad was, and is, amazing.
Continue reading: The Breaking Bad Finale Review: Felina - My, That Was Satisfying