Making that Fox reboot of "Broadchurch" just a little more "must-watch," Anna Gunn has been cast in the show, which now has a new name -- "Gracepoint" -- and proposed launch date in 2014-15.
Jacki Weaver of "Silver Linings Playbook" is also aboard.
This is Gunn's first major post-"Breaking Bad' move.
The news release details:
Gunn, who won an Emmy Award this year for her role as Skyler White on “Breaking Bad,” will play detective Ellie Miller, a happily married wife and mother who is looking forward to a promised promotion. When the job goes to outsider detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant), Ellie is disgruntled -- but her disappointment quickly fades in light of tragedy, and she must work her very first murder case with her prickly new partner. As the case progresses, she'll have to look at her hometown, and those she cares about, through a different prism. Weaver has been cast as Susan Wright, a glowering, mysterious woman who is new to town and lives in the RV park, alone with her dog. She works various cleaning and odd jobs and prefers to remain anonymous, but has a dark history kept fiercely hidden. Set in an American town, "Gracepoint" is the American version of the U.K.’s most-watched new drama of the year, “Broadchurch.” The gripping crime series follows the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff from which he may have fallen. Although the cause of his death remains unsolved, the picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.