I have, in the past, professed my love for the incomparable Angela Lansbury. I’m still waiting to see her in that upcoming Wes Anderson movie, and I’m still not over that Terry Richardson photo shoot. So here’s some crazy news about which to get really excited… or really nervous, depending on your perspective. NBC is getting ready to bring Murder, She Wrote back to television… and Octavia Spencer has already been cast in the lead role made hugely popular by Lansbury. I honestly can’t wait to see this pilot episode. Click inside to learn more!
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Talk about must-see TV!
NBC plans to remake Murder, She Wrote with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer playing the lead role made famous by Angela Lansbury.
The original series was one of the most successful TV shows in history, running for 12 seasons from 1984-1996 on CBS. As many as 23 million viewers tuned in Sundays to watch the English teacher-turned-writer, Jessica Fletcher, solve and write about the murder mysteries surrounding her.
The new version will follow Spencer as a hospital administrator and amateur detective who self-publishes her first murder mystery novel, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Okay, I am really curious to hear what y’all think about this. PITNBr Jess tweeted me this morning, and she is not feelin’ it, LOL. My thing is that I friggen loooove Octavia Spencer and fully believe she can do no wrong, so I’m really excited to see her take on this role. Jess says she doesn’t have a whole lotta faith in NBC, but I so want to believe that the Spencer factor will triumph over all.
I’m also curious to know if any folks from the original series are on board with this. What do you guys think? Will you be tuning in to Murder, She Wrote, the reboot?