This has to be a first. We’ve heard of actors reprising their characters for British remakes before. For example, Peter Dinklage reprised his character from the British Death in the Family in the American version of Death in the Family. Here, however, David Tennant — who filmed one season of the British series, Broadchurch, only to reprise his role for the American adaptation on Fox this fall, Gracepoint — will now return to Britain to film a second season of Broadchurch.
I can only assume that if if Gracepoint succeeds in America, Tennant will return to film a second season there, which means Tennant could end up going back and forth filming the same season twice with different accents for years, or at least until he regenerates.
DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Coleman) will also return for a second season of the British series, and will be joined by Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan who portrayed parents of the murdered schoolboy Danny Latimer. Arthur Darvill will reprise his role as Reverend Paul Coates.
No word yet on what case the second season will explore, but the action will stay in Broadchurch.