When the news broke that Broadchurch would be getting a US remake
, people were even more anxious and distrustful than when it was announced that there would be a second series. The creator of the successful ITV drama, Chris Chibnall, however, assures fans that there is no reason for us to be worried.
"I think there’s a really great opportunity to make something that is hopefully as good if not better than the British version," he told Entertainment Weekly
. "I’m very, very fascinated to see this story in a different landscape with an acting ensemble that’s just as strong but taken from really great American actors."
He himself will be heavily involved in the making of the series and personally wrote the first episode, all the while he is still working on the second (British) series that will air on ITV.
"I’ve written the first episode and I’ll be an executive producer on it. There’s a whole team coming into place on that, and Fox will decide whether they go forward with it."
He continued by explaining that, "The DNA of the original is absolutely intact and filtered through a new prism, so it should still feel just as vibrant, and interesting, and strange, and unique, and beautiful, but just in a different setting — and then it’s exploring the dramatic opportunities that that offers up."
Clearly, they are 100% committed to not turning it into a disappointment, and judging from how well the original series turned out to be, perhaps we fans, should just trust them on that! Chibnall himself, at least, seems to be absolutely sure that we will love both the second series and the US remake just as much as the original.
"We’re not gonna do the terrible version. We’re gonna do a great version," he said to conclude the interview.
Assuming that Fox is just as enthusiastic, the remake will make its way to US screens sometime towards the end of 2014 or in early 2015.
So what do you think? Are you just as excited as Chibnall is (or as we at PopWrapped are!), or are you still sceptical at the prospect of it becoming a disappointment? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more!