[TV] David Tennant of Doctor Who Fame to Star in US Remake of Broadchurch Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.05.2013
Hit British series getting an American remake...
TV Guide reports that actor David Tennant (Doctor Who) will star in the US remake of the British ITV series, Broadchurch.
Tennant previously starred as DI Alec Hardy in the UK version of the show alongside Olivia Colman's DS Ellie Miller. The series aired on ITV last March and April. The show follows the hunt for the killer of an 11-year-old boy who was found dead on a Dorset beach. The show was a huge hit overseas and drew over 10 million viewers for its final episode.
The US remake of the show has creator Chris Chibnall working as executive producer. Tennant will now again take on the male lead role for the Fox Broadcasting version. The US version currently has the working title of Broadchurch and is set to debut during Fox's 2014-15 season.