Fox To Adapt Popular British Drama

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (August 1, 2013)--Fox plans an American version of the popular British crime drama “Broadchurch”and U.S. viewers will get a chance to sample the original series beginning next week, the network said Thursday.

The network will start production of "Broadchurch" in January for airing during the 2014-15 season.

Set in a small American town, it follows the mysterious death of a young boy found on a local beach.

Casting wasn’t announced.

Fox is adapting the series from the original series, which begins airing on BBC America on Aug. 7.

The original series is set in England and stars David Tennant.

A hit in Britain, "Broadchurch" drew more than 10 million viewers there for its season finale.

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