Torchwood writer-producer Chris Chibnall has been tapped as showrunner for the U.K. version of Law & Order being produced for ITV. Chibnall, who will serve as executive producer of the new show, has also written for Doctor Who and Life on Mars, and was the co-creator of Born and Bred.
Law & Order: London will be produced in conjunction with Wolf Films and NBC Universal, and follows in the footsteps of French and Russian versions of the franchise’s Criminal Intent and SVU brands. Though based on scripts from the original U.S. series, the show will be retooled to reflect the ins and outs of the British legal system. ITV has ordered 13 episodes and it’s expected the series will eventually makes its way across the pond on one of NBC’s cable networks, such as USA or Bravo.