TNT Wants a 'Cracker'
The cable network has bought rights to the show, about a chain-smoking and heavy-drinking but dogged detective from Granada America, the U.S. arm of the company that produced the original version. Actor
"Cracker" starred Robbie Coltrane as Eddie "Fitz" Fitzgerald, whose messy life and abrasive style masked a brilliant investigative mind.
"It was such a success in the U.K. and around the world -- such a great character and also a great procedural," Granada America's Julie Meldal-Johnsen tells
Jason Horwitch ("Medical Investigation,"