WATCH: BBC America Unveils ‘Broadchurch’ Season 2 Trailer, Moves Premiere to March

Broadchurch Season 2 BBC America

Stateside fans of “Broadchurch” will have to wait another month for the second season premiere on BBC America. The cabler confirmed the new March 4 debut as it released a new trailer on Friday.

The British crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman was originally set to premiere on Feb. 4.

The “Broadchurch” news comes as Fox has decided to pass on a second season of “Gracepoint,” the American remake of “Broadchurch,” which also featured Tennant as well as Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”).

“Gracepoint” was billed as a 10-episode limited series although there was hope that it would be renewed for more episodes. But the overall ratings were weak for the Fox rendition.

Fox had no comment.

Here’s the “Broadchurch” trailer:

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  1. Kim says:

    Also love Gotham a Fox show but I don’t think it will survive

  2. Kim says:

    I hate that FOX isn’t airing a second season of Gracepoint we really liked it. I’m just really glad to see that Broadchurch, which Gracepoint was created from, is returning with a second season to the BBCA on March 4th. Gracepoint was a show that I feel like probably just had to much competition from already very popular shows, Ex Grey’s Anatomy. I also know the summer time show, Crossing Lines, didn’t make it in the US but has aired a season 2 overseas and on Netflix. It was also a good show, I think maybe our American market is to quick to pull shows off the air.

  3. Ryan Carterét says:

    And this is why I have to revert to using proxies… 5 January cannot come any sooner.

  4. ecg says:

    Why the extra month delay all of a sudden, only about a week or so after announcing the premiere date as February? Does BBCA’s left hand not know what the right hand is doing?

    Or, will their butcher not be done by February? I.e. the one with the dull-edged cleaver who is charged with cutting out more of the program to add additional commercials and a coming next time trailer? There are already commercial gaps lead into with cliffhangers in the program, as ITV in the UK shows commercials. Can’t BBCA do without adding additional commercial time so they can fit into the hour? As it is, the channel isn’t available on most low tier cable packages. And the series in the UK doesn’t have a coming next time trailer…so why do they feel the need to add one for US audiences? I’d rather see the entire program as intended by the creators…than have it further edited for time by BBCA.

    Even the Canadian outlet for the show will be showing it only a week behind the UK… I think that BBC America has forgotten the lessons that it learned from Doctor Who and American Doctor Who fans and why they’ve started showing the series on the same day it airs overseas. (They did it in hopes of reducing piracy, etc..) Hasn’t it occurred to the BBCA executives that since a former Doctor is the lead in the series and a former companion is also involved that there will be plenty of Doctor Who fans quite familiar with how to obtain the program via other means, rather than wait a two month delay to watch the program on the channel?

  5. Bill says:

    I wonder why Fox had no comment… because they knew they shouldnt have done it maybe?

  6. Deema says:

    If they moved it March so the s2 finale can lead to the Orphan Black s3 premiere then that’s a good idea

    • ecg says:

      Irrelevant. The two shows are shown on different nights of the week. Broadchurch is part of the Dramaville programming, which is on Wednesdays. Orpan Black is SciFi, which is Saturday nights.

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