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'Murder, She Wrote' remake canceled

On Wednesday, January 22 People reported that the upcoming reboot of the television drama series "Murder, She Wrote" has been canceled by NBC. The series was first announced a few months ago after a pilot was ordered. Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer was attached to star as the lead character.

Octavia Spencer
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The original series was one of the longest running television shows ever, which ran from 1984 to 1996. Actress Angela Lansbury played the lead role of Jessica Fletcher, a teacher who became a mystery novelist, and earned twelve Emmy nominations for the part. Lansbury was also against the remake of the series and felt the new show should have a different name than the original. The quote is posted below:

I think it's a mistake to call it Murder, She Wrote because Murder, She Wrote will always be about 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.

The network has not completely given up on the project and the characters still have such a strong fan base that the idea could be re-imagined in a different format sometime in the future. The remake is the latest in a long line of television show reboots that have been scrapped and reworked before making it to the small screen. The project was written by Alexandra Cunningham and produced by David Janollari, who are both working on other shows for pilot season.

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