This is no surprised. Just days after Gracepoint finished its low rated first season (and far inferior to its british counterpart, Broadchurch), TVLine has announced that the show will not be getting a second season.
Gracepoint has reached its season (and most likely series) end. Warning, if you don’t want to know who killed Danny either in Gracepoint or Broadchurch, go back.
First things first, the first episodes were almost shot by shot of the original Broadchurch, but there was the promise from the people involved that the resolution of the mystery would be different and so the show would be pleasing to those who had watched Broadchurch and loved it.
Ok, so around the middle the episodes were a bit different. We were introduced to a couple of new characters, a backpacker who was believed to be involved in Danny’s murder and Detective Carver’s daughter. Neither of this new characters stuck or were of any consequence. Other difference, and a major one, was the Revered himself – Gracepoint version Paul Coats liked Beth Solano and had a very weird attitude during the whole business.
My senses started tingling in episode nine, which was, again, almost a shot by shot of the original, with the same lines and everything. And I started to wonder how they would resolve the story differently if they were setting up exactly the same themes.
Episode 10 came and guess what?! The confessed killer and his motivations were EXACTELY the same. They gave it a twist though, Joe Miller confesses to the murder but it was actually Tom Miller, his son, who accidentally killed his best friend, when trying to defend Danny from Joe, Danny runs into the piece of wood that Tom is swinging… not good. Eventually Ellie learns the truth and makes her husband stay in jail and swears never to tell what actually happened.
I say: WTF!!!! You have a full town, a lot of people, and you go with the exact same storyline?! I get that being someone close to Ellie was important, because her life crumbles, but at least they could have given them another backstory. Also, even though the UK version had a lot more touching between Joe and Danny, Gracepoint’s set up gave me the creeps a lot more than the other.
How disappointing… At least Broadchurch is returning on January 5th…
OMG OMG!!! I wasn’t expecting this today! =D ITV has just released the trailer for the second season of Broadchurch and it looks AMAZING! Ah, and the show will return as early as January 5, 2015!!!
I’m pretty sure we won’t get the full scope of the storyline until it begins, but it looks quite intriguing and heartbreaking… are they going to solve Hardy’s old case?! Who are the girls who’ve gone missing?! I’m so excited 😀 !!!
BEST NEWS OF THE WEEK!!!!! Yeah… I know it’s only Monday…
Tennant and Colman, who played DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, will be joined by Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan who portrayed the Latimers, as well as Arthur Darvill who will reprise his role as Reverend Paul Coates. This indicates that the action of the second season will take place in Broadchurch.
“While it was anticipated that Colman would return to the award-winning drama, Tennant’s participation had been under question after he signed up to star in the show’s US remake Gracepoint opposite Breaking Bad star Anna Gunn. In the British version, his character was last seen suffering a heart attack and looked so worse for wear that Chibnall recently hinted to RadioTimes.com that his days might be numbered.
Meanwhile, Colman’s DS Ellie Miller had her life ripped apart during the series finale after it emerged her husband Joe was responsible for Danny Latimer’s death.”
After David Tennant expressed his worried on his character’s return for the second season of Broadchurch, given DI Alec Hardy’s lack of health, the series writer and creator Chris Chibnall just told Radiotimes that Tennant is right to be worried!
He’s right to be worried. He’s a king on the stage, he’s off doing an American show right now, I believe. He’s got a lot on his plate.
Chibnall is referring to Tennant’s work on Richard II and Gracepoint (American adaptation of Broadchurch), that just began shooting in Canada this week. He also mentioned that the only problem is not David’s busy schedule, but also the really poor health that Hardy had when we last saw him:
David’s very busy and Alec Hardy, at the end of series one, he was fired from the police, he had a heart problem – I don’t see how you come back. How would that happen?
The show is amazing either way, I’m not saying that losing David Tennant will kill it or anything, but one of the things I loved the most about the show was how different the two detectives were and how they made each other better. Hardy was really there for Miller in the end (he even called Ellie!!!) and it would be a shame not to maintain their professional interaction… I just hope he comes back for season 2, David and Olivia are great together.