ABC has picked up the show, to be called An American Education, and Whitehall will reprise his role as hapless teacher Alfie Wickers.
The show will see Wickers take up a teaching job in a school in Chicago.
Peter Huyuk and Alex Gregory are attached to pen the script with the comedian and executive producer Ben Cavey, Digital Spy reports.
Filming on the show is set to commence in January in Los Angeles.
Whitehall recently tweeted about the news, saying: ‘Gonna be all over Bad Ed US, there are some great people involved.
‘Even if they pick it up (chances of this are v tiny) would not mean the end of Bad Ed uk!’
There is no word on whether the series will air in the UK.
Bad Education recently finished its second run on BBC Three last month and will return for a Christmas special.