Jimmy McGovern’s controversial Accused is the latest British drama to be getting a high-profile US remake.
House creator David Shore will adapt the BBC anthology show for new channel Paramount Network, Deadline reports.
It adds that as part of the deal, Shore will assemble a writers room to produce three scripts, which if they win over the executives will result in a straight-to-series order.
Each episode of the UK show followed someone accused of a crime as they awaited the verdict of their trial.
The deal comes under Shore’s big contract with Sony TV, where he moved from Universal Television all the way back in 2012.
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It’s not the first foreign adaptation Shore has tackled, as he had previous success in adapting the South Korean hit The Good Doctor for ABC.
The first season of McGovern’s Accused was first broadcast in 2010 on BBC One, its six episodes nabbing it an International Emmy for Best Drama Series.
Christopher Eccleston also won an Emmy for playing plumber Willy Houlihan in the opening episode ‘Willy’s Story’.
The second season was just four episodes, and saw Sean Bean win another International Emmy for playing trans character Simon/Tracie in the opening ‘Tracie’s Story’.
Launching on January 18, Paramount Network replaces Spike TV and is apparently intended to be Viacom’s new home for scripted drama.
Despite that, the station actually kicks off at 9pm that evening with a live one hour episode of Lip Sync Battle, filmed at the Paramount lot in Hollywood.
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