NBC Cans “Murder She Wrote” Reboot

NBC has decided not to proceed at present with its Octavia Spencer-led proposed re-imagining of the TV series classic “Murder, She Wrote”.

The project received a put pilot commitment in October and drew a lot of attention, mostly bad, for its major changes to the formula that made the original such a success.

This version of Jessica Fletcher wasn’t an unassuming but successful author from a sleepy Maine coastal town, rather she was a city hospital administrator and amateur sleuth with a blog in what hoped to be a “light, contemporary procedural”.

Though Spencer and this incarnation of the reboot are out, NBC aren’t giving up on the idea entirely and intend to approach it in a different way.

Source: Deadline