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Gunn, Weaver Join "Broadchurch" Remake

By Garth Franklin Monday November 18th 2013 01:00PM

Skyler White herself, "Breaking Bad" actress Anna Gunn, is coming back to television. Gunn is set to star opposite David Tennant in "Gracepoint," the U.S. adaptation of acclaimed U.K. limited series murder mystery "Broadchurch".

Set in the sleepy seaside town of Gracepoint, the story deals with the tragic death of a young boy who appears to have been murdered. Investigations into the death lead to the various dark secrets of the townspeople coming to light.

Gunn steps into the female lead role of police detective Ellie Miller, played by Olivia Colman in the original. Tennant essentially reprises his role in the remake of the outsider police detective who takes Ellie's promotion. The pair lead the investigation.

Oscar winner Jacki Weaver will step into Pauline Quirke's role of Susan Wright, the glowering and mysterious woman who lives in the local RV park with only her dog to keep her company. Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein serve as show runners on the remake.

Source: TV Line

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