Amber Tamblyn is the front runner to star as Jessica Fletcher in The CW’s upcoming reboot of “Murder, She Wrote” according to a press release from the network.
In the original twelve-season long mystery series, Angela Lansbury played a mystery novelist working in a small Maine town who solved murders each week.
In the new version, Tamblyn’s Jessica Fletcher is a young, single New York City girl who writes the entertainment blog for The New York Post.
Her real passion though is crime and soon she finds herself solving various murders amongst the high profile celebrity jetset, much to the chagrin of the paper’s real crime blogger Henry Holmes (Jonathan Bennett).
Celebrities, especially fellow The WB stars, are expected to cameo as themselves with “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick set to play a suspect in the pilot episode. Filming kicks off in July for a mid-season premiere.