Gossip Girl Vet Kevin Zegers Joins Cast of Fox's Upcoming Broadchurch Remake

Kevin-Zegers-Broadchurch-GracepointOne of the most high-profile entries of the 2014-2015 broadcast season continues to take shape.

Kevin Zegers (Gossip Girl) has joined the cast of Fox’s Gracepoint — a remake of the British sensation Broadchurch — in the series regular role of local reporter Owen Burke.

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

Zegers’ character is described as “a handsome, clever and extremely laid back young reporter on the local town newspaper. 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.” When a high-profile local murder case brings a big city journalist to town, however, “his dormant ambitions are awakened – getting both himself and his aunt Ellie (Gunn) in big trouble.”

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Gracepoint is scheduled to begin filming in January on Vancouver Island in Victoria, for broadcast during the 2014-2015 season.

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