Fox-mediumFox has ordered a pilot for a remake of the BBC Three comedy Dead Boss.

Dead Boss creator Sharon Horgan, who also starred in the comedy, is working on the remake. The Fox version of Dead Boss will follow the format of the BBC Three series; a woman is falsely convicted of murdering her boss. Deadline reports that the Fox remake will be written by Patricia Breen.

The BBC Three series ran for six episodes in 2012 and also starred Jennifer Saunders, Tom Goodman-Hill, Bryony Hannah and Barnaby Kay. Fox has given the remake a put-pilot commitment which means a series pick up is more likely otherwise the broadcaster has to pay a fee.

Sharon Horgan was previously working on an American remake of another BBC Three sitcom; Pulling.

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