Hit ITV series Cold Feet is to be remade for Polish audiences.

Polish commercial broadcaster TVN has licensed the format rights to the award-winning series from Granada International.

Under the deal, TVN has also acquired the entire run of the UK drama starring James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale.

The deal was brokered by Granada International senior sales executive Dorit Schilling who is based in the company's Cologne offices.

The series, which followed three couples and the ups and downs of their relationships, was originally created by Mike Bullen and ran for five series from 1998 to 2003 on ITV1.

In 1999, the show was reversioned for US network NBC but was axed after four episodes. In 2004, it was picked up and reworked by Italy's Mediaset.

Granada International managing director Nadine Nohr said: “Scripted formats are an increasingly important part of our business and we're very pleased to conclude this deal with TVN. Cold Feet was a massive hit in the UK and it will be exciting to see this success replicated in Poland.”

TVN Poland's Dariusz Gasiorowski said: “Cold Feet really appeals to us as a very smart, long running piece of television drama. We strongly believe the compelling characters and storylines that combine high drama and full on comedy will make it a winner with Polish audiences.”