- David Tennant to star in new ITV drama
The Sun reports that the former Doctor Who actor will play a police officer in a forthcoming ITV drama series inspired by the hit Scandinavian drama series The Killing which stars Sofie Grabol and airs on BBC Four in the UK. The new drama will be made by Kudos whose previous hits include spy drama Spooks and con-drama Hustle.
“This is not just another detective show with a quirky sleuth. There is more to it. It will be in the same vein as The Killing in that it will be suspenseful — just when you think you know what’s going on, David’s character will turn the whole thing on its head. It’s a challenging role but one he is relishing.”
– A “source” quoted by The Sun.
The drama is expected to begin filming later this year for broadcast in January 2013.
David Tennant shot to fame in BBC drama Casanova which led to him being cast as the 10th Doctor in Doctor Who. Tennant starred in the BBC sci-fi series until 2010 when he handed over to Matt Smith – he also appeared in spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2009.
Since leaving Doctor Who the actor has made a wide variety of roles appearing in BBC One drama Single Father opposite Suranne Jones, narrating BBC comedy series Twenty Twelve, Sky comedy This Is Jinsy and is currently filming new BBC Four drama Spies of Warsaw.
Source: ATV Today
Also reported by Unreality Primetime and The Sun
More information about the series, entitled Broadchurch, can be found on the David Tennant on Twitter blog
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- 'True Love' update and audiobook release date
The BBC Media Centre has announced that the time of David Tennant's episode of True Love will be from 10.35pm until 11pm on Monday 18th June. As previously announced, the other four episodes will broadcast on subsequent evenings that week at the same time.
The David Tennant read Rhyming Rabbit audiobook will be released on Thursday 7 June
Source: David Tennant on Twitter
- David Tennant, Hugh Grant and Peter Lord discuss some of their favourite funny film influences
Source: Comedy Central