Friday, September 26, 2014
Increasing the number of episodes from eight to ten, the murder mystery will see David Tennant reprise his role, complete with an American accent, as the experienced detective 'Emmett Carver' brought in to investigate this homicide of a 12-year-old boy in a small Northern Californian seaside town, Gracepoint, where friends, family and neighbours all become prime suspects in his death.
Other series haven't faired too well when they've been remade for U.S. audiences, take for example AMC's ten-part series Low Winter Sun based on a British two-part Channel 4 mini-series of the same name that also saw the same actor, Mark Strong, playing both lead roles.
In addition The Bridge was also remade from the original Danish-Swedish and The Killing was also adapted from another Danish crime drama. None of them have really found the same success or acclaim of the original overseas versions. Will this be the show that breaks the mold?
Who killed 'Danny Solano' and will it be the same person as killed 'Danny Latimer' in the original U.K. series? Looks like we're all going to have to watch and learn as the mystery of U.S. remake unravels.