By Tim Kenneally
David Tennant is bringing “Broadchurch” to America.
Known for his work on the iconic British series “Doctor Who,” Tennant has been cast in Fox’s upcoming U.S. version of the U.K. mini-series, the network said Wednesday.
Tennant also starred in the British version of “Broadchurch,” which just finished its U.S. airing on BBC America.
In the original, Tennant played a Scottish detective out to solve the the tragic and mysterious death of a young boy found dead on an idyllic beach surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face, from where he may have fallen. Although the cause of the boy’s death remains unsolved, the picturesque seaside town where the tragedy occurred is at the heart of a major police investigation and a nationwide media frenzy.
The Fox adaptation will be moved from the U.K. to an American town, with Tennant as an American detective. It’s slated to air during the 2014-2015 season.
Fox is co-producing the series with Shine America. Chris Chibnall, who created the original series, will serve as executive producer.