Fox in the US has commissioned an adaptation of UK crime drama Broadchurch.
Set in an American town, Broadchurch (working title) follows the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a cliff from where he may have fallen.
The picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occured then becomes the focal point of a major police investigation.
Broadchurch will be produced by Shine America and Kudos Film and Television.
The executive producers are Chris Chibnall, who created the original series, along with Carolyn Bernstein and Jane Featherstone. Chibnall will also write the first episode.
It will begin filming in January to air during 2014/15.
Shine International will hold distribution rights.
The remake forms part of Fox’s new event series strategy, which includes 24: Live Another Day, produced by Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television; and Wayward Pines, from FX Productions and M Night Shyamalan.
Fox has also announced new development projects including Shogun, from FX Productions and executive producers Michael De Luca, Michaela Clavell and Nigel Williams; and The Run of his Life: The People v OJ Simpson (working title), from Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book of the same name.
Source: Fox / Futon Critic