Saturday, July 27, 2013

After gripping Britain, mystery drama 'Broadchurch' starring David Tennant, to premiere in US

By ALICIA RANCILIO  Associated Press
First Posted: July 25, 2013 - 4:21 pm
Last Updated: July 25, 2013 - 4:23 pm

BEVERLY HILLS, California — Another popular British TV series is getting exported to the U.S. to hopefully grip American viewers.

"Broadchurch" is a murder mystery drama centered on the killing of a young boy in a small town.

Cast members Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker and David Bradley promoted the show at Thursday's BBC America presentation as part of the annual Television Critics Association summer press tour. "Broadchurch" also stars David Tennant of "Dr. Who" fame.

The actors shot most of the series' eight episodes not knowing who the killer was, or if any of them would end up as the perpetrator.

"We had bets going on all the way through. In our makeup van we had everybody's photograph up and you put a sticker on who you thought it was," said Colman who plays a detective. "I only got one and I was disappointed," she joked.

The series also explores the events leading up to why the murder took place and each character has an arc. Whittaker says the show could make parents think about how much they really know about their kids.

"You don't know everything that's going on in your child's life and I think that's highlighted. Even children have secrets and have friendships or arguments with people you don't know (about)."

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