Jessica Fletcher and Angela Lansbury devotees can rest easy. NBC isn’t moving forward with their proposed reboot of Murder, She Wrote — at least for now.
The new take on the classic series was supposed to revolve around a hospital administrator who’s also an amateur sleuth (Octavia Spencer) who self-publishes her first mystery novel and gets involved with various cases.
Though the network has chosen not to move forward, they aren’t giving up on the iodea. According to Deadline, execs want to approach the idea in a different way, possibly with a new concept.
This frees up Spencer who’s apparently become a very sought-after talent for upcoming pilot projects.
What do you think? Do you think a new Murder, She Wrote series could work? Under what circumstances?