When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town's residents.

Creator:

Chris Chibnall
Reviews
Popularity
2,352 ( 5)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2014  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
David Tennant ...  Detective Emmett Carver 10 episodes, 2014
Anna Gunn ...  Detective Ellie Miller 10 episodes, 2014
Virginia Kull ...  Beth Solano 10 episodes, 2014
Kevin Rankin ...  Rev. Paul Coates 10 episodes, 2014
Josh Hamilton ...  Joe Miller 10 episodes, 2014
Kevin Zegers ...  Owen Burke 10 episodes, 2014
Madalyn Horcher ...  Chloe Solano 10 episodes, 2014
Sarah-Jane Potts ...  Gemma Fisher 10 episodes, 2014
Stephen Louis Grush ...  Vince Novik 10 episodes, 2014
Jacki Weaver ...  Susan Wright 10 episodes, 2014
Karyn Mott ...  Angela 10 episodes, 2014
Michael Peña ...  Mark Solano 10 episodes, 2014
Jack Irvine ...  Tom Miller (2014) / ... 10 episodes, 2014
Jessica Lucas ...  Renee Clemons 9 episodes, 2014
Kendrick Sampson ...  Dean Iverson 9 episodes, 2014
William 'Big Sleeps' Stewart ...  Frank 9 episodes, 2014
Alisen Down ...  Kathy Eaton 8 episodes, 2014
Adam Greydon Reid ...  Raymond Connelly 8 episodes, 2014
Darcy Laurie ...  Hugo Garcia 8 episodes, 2014
Nikolas Filipovic ...  Danny Solano 7 episodes, 2014
Tom Butler ...  Chief Morgan 7 episodes, 2014
Linda Darlow ...  Mary Parnell 7 episodes, 2014
Nick Nolte ...  Jack Reinhold 6 episodes, 2014
Patrick Gilmore ...  Pete Lawson 6 episodes, 2014
Chad Krowchuk ...  Luis 6 episodes, 2014
Giacomo Baessato ...  Officer Kearn 6 episodes, 2014
Alison Matthews ...  Desk Sergeant 4 episodes, 2014
Brendan Fletcher ...  Lars Pierson 5 episodes, 2014
Aaron Craven ...  Jeff 5 episodes, 2014
Fred Keating ...  Ned 5 episodes, 2014
Edit

Storyline

When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town's residents.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Who Killed Danny? #SuspectEveryone

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the story is based in California, it was actually filmed in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. See more »

Goofs

In the eating scenes, Carver, who's supposed to be an American, handles his knife and fork in the British manner. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Accents on TV (2018) See more »

User Reviews

 
A show that worked on both sides of the Atlantic . . .
19 December 2014 | by purrlgurrlSee all my reviews

Easily as well done as the British "Broadchurch", on which it is almost entirely based. David Tennant is impressive in both the UK and US shows, playing the abrasive "interloper" detective recruited to a small town police force, taking the job away from a local woman on the force who applied for it. His arrival coincides with the murder of an 11/12 year-old boy and the series follows the investigation and hunt for the killer (much like the first season of The Killing a few years back). It also highlights the working relationship between the detective and the woman he beat out for the his job (Anna Gunn). The chemistry between them is terrific and their scenes together are reason enough to watch. Michael Pena and Virginia Kull are also standouts as the parents of the murdered boy.

In both series the killer is revealed to be the same character, but the reveal is handled just a little differently between them. In the UK series, we can imagine that the main characters will come back and carry on (and indeed Broadchurch was renewed). However, the ending of Gracepoint is more suited to a one-airing mini-series, which it feels as though it was meant to be despite Fox's announcement that Gracepoint was canceled after one season. But really, it never felt as though it was meant to be a long-running series, especially with Tennant's commitment to the UK original.

I watched both shows simultaneously and am no end of impressed with Tennant's talent and ability to Americanize his character. Despite a few accent slips in the first episode, his accent was firmly nailed down by the second.


10 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 61 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gracepoint See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed