TV favourite Murder She Wrote to get 21st Century reboot

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Metro

murder-she-wrote Murder She Wrote, which starred Angela Lansbury, originally ran for 12 series (Picture: YouTube)

US TV stalwart Murder She Wrote is set to become the latest show to be dredged up from the archives and given a modern-day makeover.

According to reports a reboot of the show – which starred Angela Lansbury as author turned sleuth Jessica Fletcher – is in the works, with Octavia Spencer taking over where Lansbury left off.

Spencer – best known for her Oscar winning performance in 2011’s The Help – will star as a hospital worker who, after publishing her first novel, becomes involved in solving crimes for real.

The remake – produced by Desperate Housewives’ duo David Janollari and Alexandra Cunningham – will reportedly have a ‘light and contemporary’ feel.

However it will retain elements of its predecessor, with its famously whimsical theme music apparently set to remain intact.

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