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Fox to remake hit drama Broadchurch

US network Fox will remake the critically acclaimed crime drama for Broadchurch for US audiences.

Olivia Colman and David Tennnant starred in the critically acclaimed ITV drama about the murder investigation of an 11-year-old boy.

Like the UK programme, the US version will follow the death of a young boy found dead on a beach.

The first series of Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman pulled in nearly nine million viewers. Credit: ITV

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.