Scoop: Michael Peña Joins Fox's Broadchurch Adaptation Gracepoint as a Series Regular

michael pena gracepointMichael Peña (Gangster Squad, End of Watch) is putting down roots in Gracepoint, Fox’s upcoming 13-episode adaptation of the British smash Broadchurch, TVLine has learned.

He will play the series regular role of Mark Lasseter, the father of the murdered 11 year old boy at the center of the mystery. Andrew Buchan played the role in Broadchuch.

Peña joins a previously announced cast that includes Doctor Who‘s David Tennant (who also headlined Broadchurch), Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn, Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), and Gossip Girl‘s Kevin Zegers.

Thoughts Broadchurch diehards? Feeling more optimistic about this remake of sorts given the impressive cast?