September 3, 2009
U.S. version of ‘Prime Suspect’ planned
NBC is developing a U.S. remake of the popular British television series
Prime Suspect, which starred Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren.
Mirren picked up three Baftas and Two Emmys for her portrayal of Police Chief Jane Tennison in the crime drama.
Our intention is to create another classic television show from this brilliant original format, NBC's Angela Bromstad told the BBC.
('Without a Trace's') Hank Steinberg was key in helping us secure this project, and we are incredibly excited about this modern vision for the show.
ITV earlier this year made a deal with NBC that allows it to produce a U.K. version of the American network's long-running
Law and Order series, the BBC noted.