The original movie starred Sidney Poitier as a black police detective sent to investigate a murder in Mississippi. The film went on to win the 1967 Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor for Rod Steiger. The movie was later adapted into a TV series starring Carroll O’Connor and Howard Rollins. The show ran from 1988 to 1992 on NBC and on CBS until 1995.
Cole is developing the new version of In the Heat of the Night with MGM Television, filmmaker Tate Taylor, and produces Warren Littlefield and John Norris.
What do you think? Are you a fan of In the Heat of the Night? Would you watch the new TV series?