The six-part series will star Tara Fitzgerald as her Waking The Dead character Dr. Eve Lockhart.
The show focuses on Eve and her team as they conduct scientific research at a private forensics facility to work out the best ways of solving crimes.
Police forces from around the world get in touch for help with difficult cases and the team start turning to police work themselves to help pay the bills.
The BBC's controller of drama series and serials Kate Harwood said: "Eve Lockhart is a powerful and brilliant character from Waking The Dead - compassionate but cool and committed, she searches for truth and justice in the darkest human experience. The Body Farm visually combines forensic and mortal elements in a cinematic, beautiful, surprising and arresting series."
Filming for The Body Farm will begin in the spring.