Now if you saw Murder, She Wrote the first time round you are getting on! Jokes aside, the TV show is to become a Murder She Wrote movie.
The popular American television murder mystery series that originally aired from 1984 to 1996, but if you haven’t seen a re-run on a cable channel on a Sunday afternoon, you are in a very small minority!
The legacy of “Murder, She Wrote” continues to endure through reruns and its availability on streaming platforms, making it a classic in the detective and mystery television genre.
At its peak, the show attracted weekly audiences in the US of more than 25 million, reports The Guardian.
Murder She Wrote movie
Now, around a year after the death of Angela Lansbury, who starred in the highly successful TV show, a film version has been announced, what took them so long?!
Who has written it?
The film has been written by Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo.
Sadly not, no director or star has been named as yet.
TV show history
The series is a mystery drama created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, and William Link. It starred Angela Lansbury in the lead role as Jessica Fletcher, a widowed mystery writer who also happens to be an amateur detective.
The premise of “Murder, She Wrote” revolves around Jessica Fletcher’s adventures as she travels to different locations and encounters various murder mysteries. Jessica is known for her sharp intellect and keen observational skills, which she uses to solve crimes that often baffle the local authorities. Her writing background and inquisitive nature make her a natural sleuth, and she becomes involved in solving numerous murder cases, much to the chagrin of law enforcement.
The show was set in the fictional town of Cabot Cove, Maine, but Jessica’s investigations often took her to different cities and countries. Each episode typically featured a standalone murder mystery, with Jessica uncovering clues, interviewing suspects, and ultimately revealing the identity of the killer.
“Murder, She Wrote” was a long-running and beloved series, and Angela Lansbury’s portrayal of Jessica Fletcher earned her several Emmy Award nominations. The show’s formula of combining mystery with a charismatic and intelligent lead character made it a hit with audiences. It also featured a rotating cast of guest stars and character actors.
In addition to the original series, “Murder, She Wrote” also spawned several TV movies and a spin-off series called “The Law & Harry McGraw,” which focused on a character introduced in one of the “Murder, She Wrote” episodes.
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