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(The Hollywood Reporter)   David Tennant to reprise his starring role in US Broadchurch remake for Fox. SPOILER: In the US version, it turns out Tennant is really in a malfunctioning stasis chamber in a rocket ship on the way to Mars   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 91
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2013-10-03 08:42:12 AM  
"We focus-grouped the script and, well, we need you to change the crime from murdering a child to smuggling Coors over the Mississippi and, instead of Detective Inspector you're going to be a County Sheriff and your partner is, wait for it, your son, and he's connected to the perpetrator in a VERY wacky way."
 
2013-10-03 08:52:47 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "We focus-grouped the script and, well, we need you to change the crime from murdering a child to smuggling Coors over the Mississippi and, instead of Detective Inspector you're going to be a County Sheriff and your partner is, wait for it, your son, and he's connected to the perpetrator in a VERY wacky way."


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Little and Big Enos approve of this change.
 
2013-10-03 08:54:19 AM  
Allons-y!
 
2013-10-03 09:08:32 AM  
They're all dead Dave.
 
2013-10-03 09:27:32 AM  
i wonder if they'll make it as dark as the original. not exactly the feel-good story of the year.

/brilliant, nonetheless.
 
2013-10-03 09:47:09 AM  
So, where do I go with this?

Mention that Fox will cancel it within 6 episodes, or wonder why they don't just air the original, which will almost certainly be superior, instead of shiatting it up with an American remake?

Both are good points.
 
2013-10-03 09:53:49 AM  
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/broadchurch-sneak-peek-627343

One reason for a remake would be to redub David Tennant's lines into English so that the series doesn't require subtitles.

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2013-10-03 10:05:13 AM  
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Wasn't me!
 
2013-10-03 10:22:12 AM  
The UK version was awesome dealing with concepts like the media's distortion of the truth for it's own gain, the dangers of accusing innocent people of crimes, the societal costs of a sex offender's registry and the inability to truly know people even if you live with them. Best of all it told a complete story in 8 episodes.

I have no doubt Fox will fark it up with a season 1 cliffhanger, a season 2 change of direction and then nothing until people lose interest and the show is cancelled.
 
2013-10-03 10:24:45 AM  
They should cast this gal to play the Mum

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2013-10-03 10:25:18 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: So, where do I go with this?

Mention that Fox will cancel it within 6 episodes, or wonder why they don't just air the original, which will almost certainly be superior, instead of shiatting it up with an American remake?

Both are good points.


I'm going with "I can't imagine what Tennant's American accent sounds like but I bet it'll be a trainwreck of Sarah Caulfield proportions"
 
2013-10-03 10:26:12 AM  
...And they'll probably hire some vapid, pretty girl to be the local detective/partner of Tennant's character, instead of a middle-aged housewife type portrayed by an actress with talent...and you'll be able to figure out who did it long before the end...
/rant off


The Broadchurch series is one of the best things that I have seen on TV for a long time. It's about a washed up detective (Tennant) being assigned to a sleepy, rural fishing town, where there 'hasn't been a murder in 40 years.'

The murder victim is an 11 year old boy, and the community is torn apart, then comes together, while the detectives try to find the killer. \\

I was just on the edge of my seat for the final 3 episodes. All the actors were outstanding, Tennant reigns in the Scottish accent so you can mostly understand him (heh), and the cast includes Reverend Rory (Arthur Darville for you non-Doctor Who fans). Also Olivia Colman from the Mitchell and Webb Look, which I never watched, but she can certainly act.
 
2013-10-03 10:27:11 AM  

Carth: I have no doubt Fox will fark it up with a season 1 cliffhanger, a season 2 change of direction and then nothing until people lose interest and the show is cancelled.


It's what we do best here! Taking successful imports and farking them up all for the sake of more ad-$.

It will be interesting to see what they do with Tennant. Scottish accent? He's proved he can do a pretty serviceable English accent, might be a bit more "understandable" by us "Murcans."
 
2013-10-03 10:27:57 AM  
SUBBY YOU SHALL NEVER MENTION OR REFERENCE THE US ABOMINATION OF THAT GREAT BRITISH SHOW


///seriously, amazing double series and the US one was utter crap
 
2013-10-03 10:28:29 AM  

Snapper Carr: FirstNationalBastard: So, where do I go with this?

Mention that Fox will cancel it within 6 episodes, or wonder why they don't just air the original, which will almost certainly be superior, instead of shiatting it up with an American remake?

Both are good points.

I'm going with "I can't imagine what Tennant's American accent sounds like but I bet it'll be a trainwreck of Sarah Caulfield proportions"


It is very nasally
 
2013-10-03 10:28:34 AM  

Carth: The UK version was awesome dealing with concepts like the media's distortion of the truth for it's own gain, the dangers of accusing innocent people of crimes, the societal costs of a sex offender's registry and the inability to truly know people even if you live with them. Best of all it told a complete story in 8 episodes.

I have no doubt Fox will fark it up with a season 1 cliffhanger, a season 2 change of direction and then nothing until people lose interest and the show is cancelled.


You could call it 'The Killing Method' of farking up a British (or other country's) outstanding TV show.
 
2013-10-03 10:29:39 AM  
I am sick of all television.
 
2013-10-03 10:30:19 AM  

Snapper Carr: FirstNationalBastard: So, where do I go with this?

Mention that Fox will cancel it within 6 episodes, or wonder why they don't just air the original, which will almost certainly be superior, instead of shiatting it up with an American remake?

Both are good points.

I'm going with "I can't imagine what Tennant's American accent sounds like but I bet it'll be a trainwreck of Sarah Caulfield proportions"


He shot a pilot for an NBC sitcom in 2009 where he played an American lawyer, and his accent isn't very good.  There's a clip on YouTube of it; his Scottish accent keeps bleeding through.  Maybe he's gotten Hugh Laurie to coach him or something, but it's absolutely atrocious.  I love David Tennant, I'd watch him read the phone book if someone filmed it, but I don't like this at all.  Apparently this starts shooting in January, but he's doing Richard II for the RSC until January 25th.

Anyway, if doing this keeps him from appearing in the second series of the UK version, I'm going to be pissed off.
 
2013-10-03 10:32:25 AM  

zedster: SUBBY YOU SHALL NEVER MENTION OR REFERENCE THE US ABOMINATION OF THAT GREAT BRITISH SHOW


///seriously, amazing double series and the US one was utter crap


I watched the US version first, and thought it was a decent series... until the final ten minutes, in which I felt like throwing my TV through a window for showing me such horrible crap.

Then I watched the UK version. Spot-on casting, a much cuter Annie, and a perfect ending... the kind of ending I expected out of the US version.

/and Ashes To Ashes was almost as good.
 
2013-10-03 10:39:36 AM  
As long as he can keep his accent, I'm fine with this. Considering non-American leads with their original accents on US network television are no longer rare these days (Elementary, The Originals and Sleepy Hollow are current examples.). Just don't let him do an American accent. He's tried and he just can't do one well.
 
2013-10-03 10:42:25 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Snapper Carr: FirstNationalBastard: So, where do I go with this?

Mention that Fox will cancel it within 6 episodes, or wonder why they don't just air the original, which will almost certainly be superior, instead of shiatting it up with an American remake?

Both are good points.

I'm going with "I can't imagine what Tennant's American accent sounds like but I bet it'll be a trainwreck of Sarah Caulfield proportions"

He shot a pilot for an NBC sitcom in 2009 where he played an American lawyer, and his accent isn't very good.  There's a clip on YouTube of it; his Scottish accent keeps bleeding through.  Maybe he's gotten Hugh Laurie to coach him or something, but it's absolutely atrocious.  I love David Tennant, I'd watch him read the phone book if someone filmed it, but I don't like this at all.  Apparently this starts shooting in January, but he's doing Richard II for the RSC until January 25th.

Anyway, if doing this keeps him from appearing in the second series of the UK version, I'm going to be pissed off.


/rant on
You, know, when it comes to the British vs American accents, why not just refilm it for a wider audience with the same cast. Why can't Americans be expected to listen to other people's accents when it comes to fictional tv? They're ordering more seasons of reality Hillbilly hobo crap, and similar, and those guys sort of use their accents. Isn't that part of the charm. The original Broadchurch cast could just speak in a more neutral British-English accent. We *should* try to listen to more accents. We don't have to have everything spoon-fed to us like stupid babies. The people who would be most interested in this show probably already saw the original, anyway, and there won't be that much of a wider audience for an American version.
/rant off

Also, is Fox allowing the writers to restrict it to about 8 episodes? It is going to be crap if it gets strung out to 15 or more. See: The Killing
 
2013-10-03 10:46:38 AM  
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2013-10-03 10:50:57 AM  

johnnieconnie: Coco LaFemme: Snapper Carr: FirstNationalBastard: So, where do I go with this?

Mention that Fox will cancel it within 6 episodes, or wonder why they don't just air the original, which will almost certainly be superior, instead of shiatting it up with an American remake?

Both are good points.

I'm going with "I can't imagine what Tennant's American accent sounds like but I bet it'll be a trainwreck of Sarah Caulfield proportions"

He shot a pilot for an NBC sitcom in 2009 where he played an American lawyer, and his accent isn't very good.  There's a clip on YouTube of it; his Scottish accent keeps bleeding through.  Maybe he's gotten Hugh Laurie to coach him or something, but it's absolutely atrocious.  I love David Tennant, I'd watch him read the phone book if someone filmed it, but I don't like this at all.  Apparently this starts shooting in January, but he's doing Richard II for the RSC until January 25th.

Anyway, if doing this keeps him from appearing in the second series of the UK version, I'm going to be pissed off.

/rant on
You, know, when it comes to the British vs American accents, why not just refilm it for a wider audience with the same cast. Why can't Americans be expected to listen to other people's accents when it comes to fictional tv? They're ordering more seasons of reality Hillbilly hobo crap, and similar, and those guys sort of use their accents. Isn't that part of the charm. The original Broadchurch cast could just speak in a more neutral British-English accent. We *should* try to listen to more accents. We don't have to have everything spoon-fed to us like stupid babies. The people who would be most interested in this show probably already saw the original, anyway, and there won't be that much of a wider audience for an American version.
/rant off

Also, is Fox allowing the writers to restrict it to about 8 episodes? It is going to be crap if it gets strung out to 15 or more. See: The Killing


I don't think his Scottish accent is that unintelligible, honestly.  He's Glaswegian, not a Highlander (though his mother's maiden name was McLeod...hmm).  Anyway, considering the US's track record for adapting UK programming, this is probably going to suck on toast, and I only hope DT doesn't end up skinned alive in the press for it.  He's far too farking talented for that.
 
2013-10-03 10:52:40 AM  
Broadchurch was farking amazing.

If DT is in the US version I'll give it a shot, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for it to top bbc's
 
2013-10-03 10:55:25 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Snapper Carr: FirstNationalBastard: So, where do I go with this?

Mention that Fox will cancel it within 6 episodes, or wonder why they don't just air the original, which will almost certainly be superior, instead of shiatting it up with an American remake?

Both are good points.

I'm going with "I can't imagine what Tennant's American accent sounds like but I bet it'll be a trainwreck of Sarah Caulfield proportions"

He shot a pilot for an NBC sitcom in 2009 where he played an American lawyer, and his accent isn't very good.  There's a clip on YouTube of it; his Scottish accent keeps bleeding through.  Maybe he's gotten Hugh Laurie to coach him or something, but it's absolutely atrocious.  I love David Tennant, I'd watch him read the phone book if someone filmed it, but I don't like this at all.  Apparently this starts shooting in January, but he's doing Richard II for the RSC until January 25th.

Anyway, if doing this keeps him from appearing in the second series of the UK version, I'm going to be pissed off.


Here's a clip of that lawyer show.  It's not the worst I've ever heard, it's just kind of all over the place.  It sounds like he learned his accent from watching gangster movies.
 
2013-10-03 11:13:20 AM  

Coco LaFemme: johnnieconnie: Coco LaFemme: Snapper Carr: FirstNationalBastard: So, where do I go with this?

Mention that Fox will cancel it within 6 episodes, or wonder why they don't just air the original, which will almost certainly be superior, instead of shiatting it up with an American remake?

Both are good points.

I'm going with "I can't imagine what Tennant's American accent sounds like but I bet it'll be a trainwreck of Sarah Caulfield proportions"

He shot a pilot for an NBC sitcom in 2009 where he played an American lawyer, and his accent isn't very good.  There's a clip on YouTube of it; his Scottish accent keeps bleeding through.  Maybe he's gotten Hugh Laurie to coach him or something, but it's absolutely atrocious.  I love David Tennant, I'd watch him read the phone book if someone filmed it, but I don't like this at all.  Apparently this starts shooting in January, but he's doing Richard II for the RSC until January 25th.

Anyway, if doing this keeps him from appearing in the second series of the UK version, I'm going to be pissed off.

/rant on
You, know, when it comes to the British vs American accents, why not just refilm it for a wider audience with the same cast. Why can't Americans be expected to listen to other people's accents when it comes to fictional tv? They're ordering more seasons of reality Hillbilly hobo crap, and similar, and those guys sort of use their accents. Isn't that part of the charm. The original Broadchurch cast could just speak in a more neutral British-English accent. We *should* try to listen to more accents. We don't have to have everything spoon-fed to us like stupid babies. The people who would be most interested in this show probably already saw the original, anyway, and there won't be that much of a wider audience for an American version.
/rant off

Also, is Fox allowing the writers to restrict it to about 8 episodes? It is going to be crap if it gets strung out to 15 or more. See: The Killing

I don't think his Scottish accent ...


I've heard his natural accent on the hidden commentary track on the "The Five Doctors" DVD (yes, it makes sense- the (then-) current DW team commenting on something they saw when they were younger. Just hilarious.), and had no trouble understanding him. That is, when I wasn't squeeing over it.

/since when does Fark auto-correct? I'm on a laptop, and it took three tries to get squeeing to stop changing to something else. No, I don't mean squeezing or whatever.
 
2013-10-03 11:16:07 AM  
I have off today, wasn't sure what to do with my day... after this thread it looks like I'm watching broadchurch.
 
2013-10-03 11:20:45 AM  
 
2013-10-03 11:33:17 AM  

Carth: The UK version was awesome dealing with concepts like the media's distortion of the truth for it's own gain, the dangers of accusing innocent people of crimes, the societal costs of a sex offender's registry and the inability to truly know people even if you live with them. Best of all it told a complete story in 8 episodes.

I have no doubt Fox will fark it up with a season 1 cliffhanger, a season 2 change of direction and then nothing until people lose interest and the show is cancelled.


And the narrow-mindedness of small "communities", whether villages or enclaves in cities.

A man here had been accused of child molestation. Someone I spoke to had him guilty. When I pointed out he had not been tried yet, she responded that he was still guilty.
 
2013-10-03 12:01:27 PM  

BalugaJoe: I am sick of all television.


hey, look, everyone! it's THAT guy!
 
2013-10-03 12:02:34 PM  
If the show has already aired on BBC America, what's the point of a re-make?  Another opportunity to ruin a British TV show?
 
2013-10-03 12:02:57 PM  

Carth: The UK version was awesome dealing with concepts like the media's distortion of the truth for it's own gain, the dangers of accusing innocent people of crimes, the societal costs of a sex offender's registry and the inability to truly know people even if you live with them. Best of all it told a complete story in 8 episodes.


Agreed.  It was an excellent whodunnit with lots of suspects.  The last episode in particular was amazing and then went character by character dealing with their reactions to who the killer was. My only issue with the thing is that they could have cut it to six episodes if they cut back on the long, slo-mo scenes of characters crying.
 
2013-10-03 12:03:28 PM  

StrikitRich: If the show has already aired on BBC America, what's the point of a re-make?  Another opportunity to ruin a British TV show?


well, it worked for all in the family and sanford & son.
 
2013-10-03 12:04:44 PM  

FlashHarry: StrikitRich: If the show has already aired on BBC America, what's the point of a re-make?  Another opportunity to ruin a British TV show?

well, it worked for all in the family and sanford & son.


And failed horribly for Coupling, Dad's Army, Red Dwarf, Life On Mars, Doctor Who, Torchwood...
 
2013-10-03 12:05:28 PM  
Well, I'll give it a try because it seems that they are at least trying to do it right from the start.  The original writer will write the first episode, and will be heavily involved, so it may not be terrible.  I don't like to judge before I've seen something.
 
2013-10-03 12:13:27 PM  

BalugaJoe: I am sick of all television.


So, of course, the first thing you do is not only go into a thread about a television show, you comment on it.

Yes, you're special.
 
2013-10-03 12:13:59 PM  

Wellon Dowd: They should cast this gal to play the Mum

[i.imgur.com image 827x550]


YUM! Who is that?
 
2013-10-03 12:16:08 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: StrikitRich: If the show has already aired on BBC America, what's the point of a re-make?  Another opportunity to ruin a British TV show?

well, it worked for all in the family and sanford & son.

And failed horribly for Coupling, Dad's Army, Red Dwarf, Life On Mars, Doctor Who, Torchwood...


Hey, now...  Let's give Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. a chance first, eh?

If they do the second series for the UK before they do the US version, then Tennant's character can be stuck in America in the 1990's, trying to solve a child's murder which becomes more baffling at every turn and simultaneously working to find out how he got there, ultimately discovering that he died in 2014 at the end of the second UK series and is in Cop-Limbo, which in this case looks like a FOX TV series from two decades past.

They can call the series Broadchurch: Tin Machine.
 
2013-10-03 12:27:00 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Doctor Who,


There was an American version of Doctor Who?
 
2013-10-03 12:27:32 PM  
US - Must leech every creative morsel from Britain.. suck the bones white.
 
2013-10-03 12:30:09 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Wellon Dowd: They should cast this gal to play the Mum

[i.imgur.com image 827x550]

YUM! Who is that?


Jodie Whittaker, who played the mother in the original.
And they should get Charlotte Beaumont to play the sister again.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-03 12:31:25 PM  

dramboxf: FirstNationalBastard: Doctor Who,

There was an American version of Doctor Who?


dvdmedia.ign.com
 
2013-10-03 12:33:51 PM  

Grotesk: FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: StrikitRich: If the show has already aired on BBC America, what's the point of a re-make?  Another opportunity to ruin a British TV show?

well, it worked for all in the family and sanford & son.

And failed horribly for Coupling, Dad's Army, Red Dwarf, Life On Mars, Doctor Who, Torchwood...

Hey, now...  Let's give Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. a chance first, eh?


That's not a bad comparison to make BTW, it's really a PG-13 version of Torchwood.  However, compare it to "Miracle Day" and, so help me, I get all stabby.

Also, Tennant's Scottish accent is not bad at all.  I've heard worse that are damn unintelligible, you can understand what David's saying.
 
2013-10-03 12:35:22 PM  

dramboxf: FirstNationalBastard: Doctor Who,

There was an American version of Doctor Who?


Well, if you count the 1996 TV movie as such.
 
2013-10-03 12:35:50 PM  

carnifex2005: Here's my favourite British to American accent video.


She really does sound American, there.

In other news, WHY DID I JUST GET A POP UP AD TO TAKE A SURVEY????? I thought those were banned on Fark??? And this is why I use adblock plus here and turn off when I'm quoting people. Jesus Christ, Fark, get your shiat together.
 
2013-10-03 12:39:48 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: StrikitRich: If the show has already aired on BBC America, what's the point of a re-make?  Another opportunity to ruin a British TV show?

well, it worked for all in the family and sanford & son.

And failed horribly for Coupling, Dad's Army, Red Dwarf, Life On Mars, Doctor Who, Torchwood...


there was a US version of dad's army?
 
2013-10-03 12:42:15 PM  
btw, despite harvey keitel's horrible line readings, the US version of life on mars wasn't that terrible (though nowhere near as awesome as the UK version).

however, it did have the single worst series finale i've ever seen.
 
2013-10-03 12:50:21 PM  

FlashHarry: FirstNationalBastard: FlashHarry: StrikitRich: If the show has already aired on BBC America, what's the point of a re-make?  Another opportunity to ruin a British TV show?

well, it worked for all in the family and sanford & son.

And failed horribly for Coupling, Dad's Army, Red Dwarf, Life On Mars, Doctor Who, Torchwood...

there was a US version of dad's army?


There was a pilot made, called The Rear Guard. As you can see from these clips, it was bad. Life on Mars US ending bad.
 
2013-10-03 01:07:18 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Broadchurch was farking amazing.

If DT is in the US version I'll give it a shot, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for it to top bbc's


THIS. Probably one of the best shows I have watched in recent memory.  Didn't link to the clip...are they going to keep the same killer? Wouldn't that ruin it for the dozen or so us Americans who saw the original?
 
2013-10-03 01:07:49 PM  
Why...  Why even remake it?  Why not just SHOW it?

Also, spoilers:
The little boy was killed by Daleks.
 
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