Remember the big Gracepoint photo shoot at Victoria’s Island View Beach in early May? FOX released some of the promotional stills last weekend for the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Broadchurch–inspired series Gracepoint is about a young boy Danny Solano found dead on Gracepoint Beach below a cliff-face, with everyone in the small northern California town a suspect. The murder turns neighbour against neighbour and sparks a national media feeding frenzy with Detectives Emmett Carver (Doctor Who/Broadchurch’s David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn) under scrutiny as well. Above is a great moody shot of the detectives with all the suspects in Danny’s death standing behind the yellow crime scene tape. Only kayak rental owner Jack Reinhold (Nick Nolte) and Rev. Paul Coates (Kevin Rankin) had to be added digitally.
Gracepoint pays homage to the original British series, showrunners Dan Futterman and Carolyn Bernstein told the TCA crowd, with the first two episodes matching Broadchurch almost shot for shot. But by the third or fourth episode the mystery starts to diverge and ends up with a different killer. No one should be ruled out as a suspect.
Second row: Detective Ellie Miller’s family (husband Joe: Josh Hamilton; son Tom: Jack Irvine). Third row: San Francisco Globe reporter Renee Clemons (Jessica Lucas) and Gracepoint Journal reporter Owen Burke (Kevin Segers); murdered Danny Solano’s family (mother Beth: Virginia Kull; sister Chloe: Madalyn Horcher; father Mark: Michael Pena). Last row: Solano plumbing apprentice Vince Novak (Stephen Louis Rush); mysterious Susan Wright (Jacki Weaver) and her dog; Chloe’s boyfriend Dean Iverson (Kendrick Sampson) and Crestview Inn owner Gemma Fisher (Sarah-Jane Potts).
David Tennant as Detective Emmett Carver.
Anna Gunn as Detective Ellie Miller.
Gracepoint premieres Thursday, October 2nd, on FOX in the U.S. and Global TV in Canada.
Be sure to check out Victoria’s Gracepoint viewing party at Yates Street Taphouse Bar and Grill.