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'Breaking Bad' Mainstay Lands Starring Role in New Series USA Today

One of the key players in the cast of the recently wrapped AMC drama series "Breaking Bad" has a new gig lined up. USA Today reports that Anna Gunn, who played wife and enabler to Walter White on "Breaking," will resurface on an upcoming Fox series.

"Gunn will play Detective Ellie Miller, who's investigating the death of a friend's child, in Fox's Americanized remake of BBC's 'Broadchurch,' due next season," the story reports. "The remake, to be called 'Gracepoint,' will star 'Broadchurch's' David Tennant as Detective Emmett Carver, who's brought into the case and gets the promotion Miller thought she'd won."

Gunn took home an Emmy for her performance as Skyler White on "Breaking Bad."

USA Today adds: "Also joining the cast is Jacki Weaver, who played Bradley Cooper's mother (and Robert De Niro's wife) in last fall's 'Silver Linings Playbook,' which won her an Oscar nomination. Weaver plays Susan Wright, a mysterious loner in a trailer park who has ties to the case."

The new series is set to begin filming in January.

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