Archive for October 2nd, 2013
Speaking of David Tennant – the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special, dubbed “Day of the Doctor” and starring David Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt, will air simultaneously in countries around the world on November 23/24th (depending on where you are in relation to the International Date Line and the exact air time, to be determined still).
In the U.S., it will air on BBC America, while in Canada it will air on Space.
The show may not be SF, but it does star – and will star – a favored actor.
ITV’s recent police drama Broadchurch (shown in the U.S. on BBC America), which starred Doctor Who‘s David Tennant and was about a police investigation into the death of a young boy that rocks a small beachside town, is going to get it’s own U.S. version done by Fox…and it will star David Tennant!
Tennant will be an American detective this time (with accent), and the show will be set in an American beachside town, with the same basic premise, but I’m going to guess the ending will be different. Original creator Chris Chibnall (who has also written for Doctor Who and Torchwood, and produced the latter) will executive produce. Filming will begin in January for the 2014-2015 TV season. No details if this will be a mini-series or stretched for an entire season.