Tennant bags US Broadchurch role

David Tennant will star in the US version of Broadchurch

David Tennant has been signed up to star in the US remake of Broadchurch.

The former Doctor Who star took one of the lead roles alongside Olivia Colman in the original ITV thriller and according to TV Guide will return to the role when Broadchurch hits the US.

In the new version, David will play an American detective looking for the killer of a young boy.

US Broadchurch is set to begin filming in January 2014 and will air on Fox.

Writer Chris Chibnall told Entertainment Weekly: "The DNA of the original is absolutely intact and filtered through a new prism. So it should still feel just as vibrant, and interesting, and strange, and unique, and beautiful.

"We're not going to do the terrible version. We're going to do a great version."

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