Friday, February 26, 2010

NBC Shelves Remake of Prime Suspect

Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that NBC has temporarily shelved its remake of Prime Suspect due to difficulties in casting a lead. (And seriously, what actor would want to take on comparisons with the superb Helen Mirren, who played the role of Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison in the original series?)

The original series was written by, and based on stories by, Lynda La Plante, who won an Edgar Award for her work; all seven series (seasons) are available on DVD from Mysteries on TV: Prime Suspect. The update was written by Without a Trace creator Hank Steinberg.

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1 comment:

  1. Nobody could compete with Mirren. She WAS and always WILL be Jane Tennison.

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