Monday, December 16, 2013

Kevin Zegers Joins Fox's TV Series 'Gracepoint'

Kevin Zegers known for playing Shadowhunter Alec Lightwood in 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' will be taking on a new role in Fox's upcoming show Gracepoint--the U.S. adaptation of the U.K. series Broadchurch. He will play Owen Burke whose described as "a handsome, clever, and extremely laid back young reporter on the local town newspaper."

The Hollywood Reporter revealed this about his character's background, "Gracepoint born and bred, he didn't want to go away to college -- he couldn’t afford it and he felt he could do what he needed to do here. But now, with the arrival of a big city journalist, his dormant ambitions are awakened -- getting both himself and his aunt Ellie (Anna Gunn) in big trouble. Jonathan Bailey played a similar role in the BBC America series on which Fox's take is based."

Gracepoint follows the events and investigation that unfold in the sleepy seaside town of Gracepoint after the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy. Though the cause of his death remains unsolved -- he was found on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff face -- the picturesque town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.  

It will be an eight-part series which is adapted from the already existing, and successful British program Broadchurch.

"Zegers joins a cast that includes David Tennant (Detective Emmett Carver), Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn (Ellie Miller), Jacki Weaver (Susan Wright), Kevin Ranking (Paul Coates) and Virginia Kull (Beth Lasseter)."

With an all-star cast and the new addition of our beloved TMI actor I think it's safe to say the show's going to be awesome! Are you looking forward to seeing Kevin Zegers in Gracepoint? Comment below and share your thoughts!

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