David Tennant to reprise role in US adaptation of ‘Broadchurch’

Actor will take lead role in Fox's upcoming adaptation

David Tennant is set to star in the US remake of Broadchurch.

Tennant starred as DI Alec Hardy in the UK version of the show opposite Olivia Colman’s DS Ellie Miller. Aired on ITV over March and April of this year, it followed the hunt for the killer of an 11-year-old boy found dead on a Dorset beach and was a huge hit, drawing a massive audience of over 10 million for its final episode.

It was revealed last month that a US reworking of the show was in the pipeline, with creator Chris Chibnall serving as executive producer, and TV Guide now reports that Tennant will once again take on the male lead in Fox’s adaptation.

The US version, which also has the working title of Broadchurch, is set to debut during Fox’s 2014-15 season and will relocate the action from the original’s quiet English seaside town to a picturesque coastal resort in the US. Fox executive Kevin Reilly said in a press statement: “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. We love the layered characters, we’ve seen how well-received it’s been in the UK, and we’re lucky to be able to bring a new version of this mystery to the US audience.”