Filming will begin in January on the American version of the U.K.’s popular series Broadchurch, with the original series creator Chris Chibnall on board as executive producer. Chibnall’s also writing the premiere episode.
Fox has order up the crime series as a ‘long-form event’ that will air during the 2014-2015 season.
Announcing the series, Fox Broadcasting Company Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly stated: “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 U.K., and we’re lucky to be able to bring a new version of this mystery to the U.S. audience.”
Set in an American town, Broadchurch (the working title) follows 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 his 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.
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