Drop Dead Diva fans take note. CBS is developing a reboot of the dramedy with a gender swap in play. The original series aired 2006-14 on Lifetime and stars Brooke Elliott with Margaret Cho, April Bowlby, Kate Levering, Jackson Hurst, Josh Stamberg, Ben Feldman, Lex Medlin, Carter MacIntyre, and Justin Deeley. The show follows a vapid aspiring model who’s killed in a car accident and her soul is transferred into the body of a recently deceased lawyer.
This new proposed series, Drop Dead Dave, will come from Josh Berman and Jamie Babbit. Deadline revealed the following about the CBS reboot premise:
“In Drop Dead Dave, written by Berman and to be directed by Babbit, when shallow, entitled, Gen Z lawyer Dave dies in a freak accident, his soul is transferred into the body of Rita, a successful but complicated Gen X attorney, forcing Dave to live as a woman and navigate an entirely new perspective on life, love and identity.”
If it makes it to air, the series will tackle sexual politics and gender identity. A cast for the possible series will be announced at a later date.
What do you think? Did you watch Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime? Will you watch Drop Dead Dave if CBS orders it to series?
Ugh they should leave it alone
Loved DDD! I’d would definitely give this reboot/remix a look!
I loved Drop Dead Diva. I will definitely be watching the reboot.
There is no replacing Drop Dead Diva. I cried when it was cancelled.
Drop Deas Diva was one of my favorite shows. Was very upset it went off the air. Will definitely watch Drop Dead Dave.
I loved Drop Dead Diva so I will definitely be watching the reboot
I would so watch it! I loved drop dead diva and wish it was back!
I would definitely watch I saw every episode!
Yay! I loved this show!! Awesome news!!