So, I was thinking today; we Americanize a lot of British shows, what would happen if they started making our shows with a British flare?
Then I decided to use the cast of Doctor Who in a BBC version of ABC’s ‘Castle’. I did a bit of gender-bending to make it work. Hey, it’s an Adaptation!
This is what happened. (Please excuse the Promo Photo. I’m not on my graphics comp at the moment.)
BBC PRESS RELEASE
(Not really a BBC Press Release)
David Tennant plays Rick Castle, bestselling Scottish author of pulpy crime novels who must assist the London police when a serial killer begins committing copycat murders based on his books.
While he helps crack the case, he finds his recent spell of writer’s block has lifted, and decides to write a new series of books about a DI named “Nikki Heat”. He hails Detective Inspector Kate Beckett (Billie Piper) as his Muse, and wants to shadow her for ‘research’.
Pulling some strings with the mayor’s office, he embeds himself in the department. Beckett’s boss, DCI Roy Montgomery (David Morrissey) assigns him to her Team which includes Detective Inspectors Jocelyn Esposito (Freema Agyeman), & Karen Ryan (Catherine Tate). They are also assisted by Coroner Larry Parish (John Barrowman).
Much to their surprise, however, Castle proves to be quite useful and helps the Team solve a wide range of whodunits.
To alleviate the grim proceedings, there is plenty of cheeky humour and banter between the main players.
Tennant & Piper have a brilliant chemistry which lights up the screen and the entire cast play exceedingly well off of one another, no matter if they are solving the case of a missing Bugatti Veyron, or having a pint at the local pub.
The home front of both leads adds another layer.
Beckett’s father was murdered when she was a teenager, a case that is still unsolved to this day. It haunts both her and her mother (Camille Coduri), and it is her life’s mission to bring the killer to justice.
On Castle’s side are his impossibly likeable teenage son, Alex (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and his Dad, Martin, (Bernard Cribbins), a former West End star, both of which live with him.
Join the team as they try to navigate cases and each other, sometimes with rather surprising results.
BBC1 ~ 8:20