Another British series is being turned American

Rufus Sewell (The Holiday, A Knight’s Tale) and Marley Shelton (Sin City, Grindhouse) has signed on to star in an American version of Eleventh Hour.

Jacob Hood (Sewell), a special science adviser to the government who, with his feisty female bodyguard (Shelton) in tow, saves people from the worst abuses of science.

Does anyone think they would have described the bodyguard as feisty if it was a guy? “Billy Zane also stars as the feisty bodyguard.”

Exec producer Danny Cannon (Who is also exec producer for CSI) will be directing the pilot.

The new series will air on CBS.

The original series starred Patrick Stewart (X-Men films, Star Trek: the next generation ) and Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty).