US network Fox will remake the critically acclaimed crime drama for Broadchurch for US audiences.
Like the UK programme, the US version will follow the death of a young boy found dead on a beach.
The shows creator Chris Chibnall will write the first episode and act as a executive producer on the show.
Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly said the company were delighted to bring such a "riveting" drama to US audiences.
After the first series pulled in nearly 9 million viewers, a second series of the UK version is due in April.
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