Murder, She Wrote Remake with Octavia Spencer Gets the Ax

Murder, She Wrote is dead. Again.

A planned reboot of the successful TV series, set to star Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in the role made famous by Angela Lansbury, has been scrapped, even as the pilot for NBC got a commitment last October, reports.

The plot for the new version had Spencer, 43, cast as a hospital administrator and amateur detective who goes on to publish her first mystery novel.

Angela Lansbury Calls Murder, She Wrote Reboot a 'Mistake'

Angela Lansbury says “it’s a mistake” for NBC to call a new show Murder, She Wrote.

The 88-year-old actress said she’s a fan of Octavia Spencer, who is set to star in a rebooted version of the hit TV show, saying, “I wish her well, but I wish it wasn’t in Murder, She Wrote.”

Octavia Spencer to Star in Murder, She Wrote Reboot

Talk about must-see TV!

NBC plans to remake Murder, She Wrote with Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer playing the lead role made famous by Angela Lansbury.

The original series was one of the most successful TV shows in history, running for 12 seasons from 1984-1996 on CBS. As many as 23 million viewers tuned in Sundays to watch the English teacher-turned-writer, Jessica Fletcher, solve and write about the murder mysteries surrounding her.