Last month, it was announced that NBC would be rebooting the classic CBS hit ‘Murder, She Wrote.’ Many TV fans are not happy with the remake news, and guess what, neither is Angela Lansbury.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Lansbury, who starred as novelist and crime-fighter Jessica Fletcher in the original series, revealed her worries over the remake, “I think it's a mistake to call it 'Murder, She Wrote,’ because `Murder, She Wrote' will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person.”
Lansbury continued, "So I'm sorry that they have to use the title`Murder, She Wrote,' even though they have access to it and it's their right."
The remake will star Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer as a hospital administrator and a rookie detective, who just published her first mystery novel and is ready to help solve crimes.
Lansbury, who won four Golden Globes and earned 12 Emmy noms for her role as Fletcher, had only good things to say about Spencer, "I saw her in 'The Help' and thought she was absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress. So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn't in 'Murder, She Wrote.'"
So, what do you think? Do you agree with the original Jessica Fletcher? Would you watch a ‘Murder, She Wrote’ remake? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below.