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New version of UK crime drama 'Broadchurch' will have new ending, more episodes, Fox says

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 file photo, Anna Gunn attends the 14th annual AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gunn will star in “Gracepoint,” Fox’s adaptation of the British crime series “Broadchuch.” (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
January 13, 2014 - 5:46 PM

PASADENA, Calif. - Fox's entertainment chairman says a remake of the British police drama "Broadchurch" for U.S. viewers will be faithful to the original, to a point.

Network executive Kevin Reilly said Monday that the Fox series, titled "Gracepoint," will be 10 episodes instead of the eight for "Broadchurch." It also will feature a different lead actress and a twist in the ending.

"Gracepoint" goes into production within a few weeks. It will star the British show's male lead, David Tennant, as a troubled police detective. But Olivia Coleman, who played a dowdy small-town detective and family woman, won't be opposite him again.

Instead, Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad" was cast in the Fox remake that Reilly says will feature U.S. actors, aside from Tennant.

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