Angela Lansbury says she’s relieved that a planned remake of her classic whodunit series Murder, She Wrote has been canceled.
Lansbury had been critical of NBC’s idea of a reboot starring Octavia Spencer. It was reported this week that NBC was not going ahead with the show.
Lansbury said Thursday she thought the remake was a bad idea from the start.
“I couldn’t believe that they would even consider doing such a thing,” Lansbury told The Associated Press. “I think it was an awful mistake and it was a terrible disservice” to Spencer, she said. “I have too much admiration for her to saddle her with the awful responsibility of having to bring that title into a different venue.”
Lansbury spent 12 years until 1996 playing small-town sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the series.
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