Murder, She Wrote Returns, With Octavia Spencer
NBC rebooting mystery series
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Oct 25, 2013 9:25 AM CDT

(Newser) Murder, She Wrote is getting a rewrite—or, rather, a reboot. Deadline Hollywood first reported NBC would launch a re-imagining of the long-running CBS series. The 1980s crime show starred the iconic Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher, a mystery writer who doubled as a detective. True fans might think there’s no replacing Lansbury, but NBC’s betting on Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to bring back the brand.