BBC Two drama Murder is getting a US remake

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Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

BBC Two's critically-acclaimed and BAFTA-winning crime drama Murder is getting a US remake.

For the latest British show to travel across the pond, CBS has given the go-ahead to a US remake of BBC miniseries Murder, which tells the story of the events leading up to and after a murder has been committed through the use of monologues giving the perspective of those involved.

It's a unique drama in that none of the characters actually interact with each other – each instead presents their version of the crime to the audience as the investigation proceeds from arrest to court hearing to verdict, leaving the audience to draw their own conclusions.

The series launched with a one-off special in the UK back in 2012, starring Game of Thrones' Joe Dempsie and Misfits' Karla Crome, before it later returned as a full series in 2016.

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Murder is shot like a true-crime documentary, even though the characters and cases are fictional, and follows a full investigation of a murder, casting the audience into the role of jury member.

According to Deadline, the US remake will be written by Amanda Green (Lethal Weapon) and produced by Dan Lin, who has previously served as producer on the likes of The LEGO Movie and recent horror smash IT.

Both Green and Lin will serve as executive producers, alongside Lindsey Liberatore.

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