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US version of Broadchurch cancelled

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Image caption David Tennant starred as Det Emmett Carver opposite Anna Gunn as Det Ellie Miller in Gracepoint

The US version of hit ITV drama Broadchurch will not return for a second series, it has been confirmed.

Renamed Gracepoint, the drama saw David Tennant reprise his role as a detective investigating the murder of a boy in a small town.

Breaking Bad star Anna Gunn co-starred as Det Ellie Miller, played by Olivia Coleman in the ITV original.

The drama delivered disappointing ratings for Fox, with viewers dropping from 4.8 million to 4 million.

The original ITV series drew an average of nine million viewers a week when it was broadcast in March last year.

The US version had originally been billed as a "limited series" and not a continuing drama, so another season was not necessarily expected.

However it is thought Fox could have renewed it had ratings been higher.

Written by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, the series - which concluded last week - revealed a different killer to the UK original.

Broadchurch is set to return to UK screens in January, with Charlotte Rampling, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Meera Syal joining the cast.

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