Fox to adapt popular British drama 'Broadchurch'

Fox to adapt popular British drama 'Broadchurch'
This publicity image released by BBC America shows David Tennant as Alec Hardy, right, and Olivia Coleman as Ellie Miller, from the series "Broadchurch." (AP Photo/BBC America, Patrick Redmond)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox says it's launching an American version of a popular British crime drama — and U.S. viewers will get to sample the original series beginning next week.

The network will start production of "Broadchurch" in January for airing during the 2014-15 season.

Set in a small American town, it follows the mysterious death of a young boy found on a local beach.

No casting was announced.

The series is being adapted from the original series, which begins airing on BBC America on Aug. 7. This series is set in England and stars David Tennant.

A hit in Britain, "Broadchurch" drew more than 10 million viewers there for its season finale.