Fox is not moving forward with Gracepoint.
The network had opted not to renew the series, a remake of the hit British series Broadchurch, for a second season, TVWise has confirmed.
Gracepoint, which starred David Tennant (Broadchurch) and Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), was set in the sleepy coastal California town of Gracepoint and followed the police investigation into the murder of teenage Danny Solano. The show was produced by Shine America and wrapped its 10 episode run on Fox only last week.
Though billed as a “limited series”, screenwriters Anya Epstein and Dan Futterman, who developed Gracepoint alongside Broadchurch‘s Chris Chibnall and Jane Featherstone, had previously stated that they had plans for a second season. But the duo themselves recently confessed to Zap2It that a second season order was unlikely owing to Gracepoint’s poor ratings performance.
Though launching to a respectable 4.8 million viewers and a 1.2 A18-49 rating, Gracepoint struggled to maintain a healthy audience in the following weeks, with the show dropping to a series low of 3.12 million viewers for its eighth episode. That said, the limited series did bounce back some what with its finale, which drew 4 million viewers and a 0.9A18-49 rating.
Despite the demise of the remake, the parent series is still going strong. The show’s second season is set to premiere on ITV on January 5th, and will launch in the United States on BBC America in February. There have also been reports of plans for a third season of the show, though ITV has been clear to stress that nothing has been commissioned.