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Angela Lansbury Unhappy With Planned "Murder She Wrote" Reboot

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11/12/2013 5:55 pm
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Angela Lansbury Unhappy With Planned
Media Courtesy of Deadline

Jamie Harsip

Content Editor

What’s in a name? A lot, if you ask Angela Lansbury. The Murder, She Wrote actress is not at all pleased with the announcement that NBC would be rebooting the series with Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer in the starring role. Spencer’s character will not be named Jessica Fletcher, as Lansbury’s was, and this is part of why the Tony Award winner is not sold on the idea: ”Murder, She Wrote will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who…enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person.” More than the character’s name, however, Lansbury takes issue with the probability of NBC keeping the original title, Murder, She Wrote. She told the AP she considers it to be a “mistake” to reuse the iconic title. “I’m sorry that they have to use the title Murder, She Wrote, even though they have access to it and it’s their right.” The update on the classic story is described by Deadline as “a light, contemporary procedural in the vein of Bones or Fargo that follows a hospital administrator and amateur sleuth (Spencer) who self-publishes her first mystery novel.” NBC’s Murder, She Wrote will be written and executive produced by Alexandra Cunningham, who is best known for her word on ABC’s Desperate Housewives. Joining Cunningham as co-executive producer is David Janollari, who executive produced the legendary HBO series Six Feet Under. Murder, She Wrote isn't the only proposed remake under fire. It was also recently announced that the TV seriesCharmed was being looked at for a reboot, and its stars had plenty to say on the subject – none of it very positive. What do you think about the TV reboot trend?  


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