David Tennant to Star in Fox's Broadchurch

Broadchurch US David TennantFox is thinking inside the box when it comes to casting its adaptation of the UK murder mystery Broadchurch (titled Gracepoint).

David Tennant, who currently stars in BBC America’s Broadchurch, has been tapped to headline the U.S. remake as well, TVLine has confirmed.

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The Doctor Who vet’s lead investigator character will be virtually identical to his UK counterpart, although he’ll use an American accent, TV Guide Magazine reports.

The British Broadchurch just wrapped its first season and will soon begin production on a second. Meanwhile, the American Broadchurch — which is being billed as a limited series a la Fox’s upcoming 24: Live Another Day — is expected to start shooting in early 2014.

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