An American script adaptation of EQ’s successful Australian crime drama series Jack Irish, starring Guy Pearce and based on the detective novels by Peter Temple, has been ordered by Fox TV.

The US version has showrunners Seamus Kevin Fahey (The Following, Spartacus) and Anna Fricke (Being Human, Everwood) attached, and is produced by 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment. EQ Media execs Ian Collie, Chris Hilton and Simonne Overend are EPs on the US version, alongside Fricke, Fahey, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.