The actor played DI Alex Hardy in the original ITV series and it is thought he will play a similar role in the Fox adaptation, although his character will be American.
The US remake is being produced by the show's executive producer in the UK, Chris Chibnall, and the series is set to begin filming in January, ready to air in autumn 2014 or early 2015.
Chris previously promised that the remake would not be 'the terrible version', but 'a great version'.
ITV announced that a second series of the show has been commissioned, which will also begin production in 2014.
However, it has not been announced which characters will be returning, with today's news suggesting David Tennant may not be reprising his role.