Richard Brancatisano, who played Prince Vittorio Seca in Home and Away, is to star in a new US series called Chasing Life.

The series is an adaptation of the Mexican TV show Terminales and tells the story of a young woman's life after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Sydney's Telegraph says Brancatisano will play "the brooding romantic male lead, Dominic", and the cast also includes Haley Ramm, Italia Ricci and Mary Page Keller.

The series will debut on ABC next year.