David Tennant - First Episode Of Americanized Broadchurch To Be Written By Chris Chibnall
The ITV crime drama will air in two versions in the US over the coming year.
The ITV detective series Broadchurch, which has exploded in popularity in its first season, is getting remade for American audiences by Fox. The new version of the show will start airing sometime next year, while the original Broadchurch is set to air on BBC America, starting August 7th.
Olivia Colman will be replaced in the American version.
Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reily was quoted by BBC News as saying that the network was "lucky to be able to bring a new version of this mystery to the US audience".
"Broadchurch is the kind of storytelling that grabs your attention and keeps you riveted with every minute - which is exactly what we look for in an event series," he said.
So will David Tennant.
The series, for all you soon-to-be fans out there, centers around the murder of an 11-year-old boy and the waves of suspicion and fear that plague the small town of Broadchurch afterwards. The drama stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman, whose star power has contributed greatly to the show’s success.
Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall has been appointed as the executive producer of the American adaptation and will also write the first episode. As for casting, however, no actors have been announced thus far. It’s natural for Fox to be careful in their search for a cast. After all, Colman and Tennant leave some pretty big shoes to fill.
The show will air with its original cast on BBC America.