British TV drama Prime Suspect, starring Dame Helen Mirren, is set for a remake in the US.
Seven series, written by Lynda La Plante and starring Oscar winner Mirren as police chief Jane Tennison, ran between 1991 and 2006.
“Our intention is to create another classic television show from this brilliant original format,” the BBC quoted NBC’s Angela Bromstad as saying.
Hank Steinberg will write the initial two-hour pilot show.
“Hank Steinberg was key in helping us secure this project, and we are incredibly excited about this modern vision for the show,” Bromstad said.
Prime Suspect, originally a co-production between ITV’s Granada and the Boston-based network WGBH, first aired in the US in 1992 as part of the Mystery series.