Murder, She Wrote

Many people were jumping for joy when they heard that NBC was planning to bring back the series “Murder, She Wrote” with award-winning actress Octavia Spencer as its leading lady. However, Angela Lansbury, an actress that formerly stared on the CBS drama from 1984 to 1996, isn’t too happy about the show’s return.

The 88-year-old actress who starred as Jessica Fletcher on the show expressed in a phone interview with the Huffington Post that she was concerned with the network using the original title in the remake.

“I think it’s a mistake to call it ‘Murder, She Wrote,'” Lansbury said, “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 …

“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.”

But Lansbury has no hard feelings towards Spencer.

“I saw her in ‘The Help’ and thought she was absolutely wonderful, a lovely actress,” Lansbury said. “So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn’t in ‘Murder, She Wrote.'”

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  • liacashmere89

    This show is going to flop so hard. Like do we really need a black version of murder she wrote? What’s next, a black Golden Girls? We need fresh new ideas. Leave these white shows in the 80’s and 90’s where they belong

    • Okay… I totally agree with you about remaking old shows and sticking black people in them. We should be more creative than that. BUT… A black Golden Girls would be so BOMB. For real… Cicely Tyson, Phylicia Rashad, Jenifer Lewis as Blanche. OMG I am geeked just thinking about it LOL.

    • liacashmere89

      To keep it 100%, a black Golden Girls would be kind of nice lol. It would be super funny, with a bit of sexy and class to boot. You picked great names. I love Jenifer Lewis!

  • apple

    “will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those ”

    i guess it won’t be wonderful little group.. just big group of farm animals ruining things

    “So I wish her well, but I wish it wasn’t in ‘Murder, She Wrote.’”

    bitch go pick your plot with that backhanded comment

  • Dalili

    Side note: That’s a beautiful picture of Octavia Spencer.