Things that are successful tend to be repeated and copied, and while it may not have been a smash with the younger crowd back during it’s original run, Murder, She Wrote is coming back to try and right that. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is rebooting the classic television series with Oscar winning actress Octavia Spencer starring as the main character.
The Angela Lansbury drama is being reimagined at the network with Desperate Housewives alum Alexandra Cunningham and David Janollari producing a new take starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Angela Lansbury starred in the original series which ran from 1984 until 1996 and was a staple for CBS’ Sunday night lineup following it’s football coverage. In fact, the title of the show became somewhat synonymous with the network’s football coverage as play-by-play legend Pat Summerall would playfully draw out the name of the show, testing each week how long he could pause for the comma in Murder, She Wrote.
Spencer will star in the re-imagined modernization of the series, which has been described along the lines of FX’s miniseries Fargo and the hit FOX series Bones. The pilot is expected to be ready to premiere sometime in 2014 while a full season has yet to be ordered by NBC.