Press tour: How will 'Gracepoint' differ from 'Broadchurch'?

July 20, 2014 11:36 PM

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Press tour: How will 'Gracepoint' differ from 'Broadchurch'?

Why do a remake of a great series that aired on American TV very recently, and that was in English, to boot? It's one thing to say that U.S. viewers don't want to read subtitles, and that therefore there may be justification do do a speedy remake of "The Returned," but when the actors — including one actor in common across both projects — are speaking the same language, and when the first two episodes at a minimum (the only ones I've seen) are very similar to the original in terms of plot points, character beats, and even many of the same shots, why is this necessary?

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Dan Futterman, who adapted the series with his wife and frequent collaborator Anya Epstein and "Broadchurch" creator Chris Chibnall, spent much of the show's press tour panel responding to those questions.

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