Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn is to star alongside David Tennant in Fox's US remake of ITV drama Broadchurch.

The Emmy Award-winner will play Detective Ellie Miller, a happily married wife and mother who works as a police detective in the sleepy seaside town of Gracepoint.

When a promised promotion goes to an outsider (Tennant, basically reprising his role in the ITV version), Miller is miffed - but her disappointment quickly fades when murder strikes.

Additionally, Jacki Weaver - an 2013 Oscar nominee for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook - has landed a supporting role in the series.