TV Line: Who’s up for a trip to Cabot Cove?
A film adaptation of the beloved crime drama series Murder, She Wrote is officially in the works at Universal Pictures, as first reported by Above the Line.
Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo, who both previously wrote for Orange Is the New Black, will write the screenplay, with former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal attached to produce. Blum and Angelo, however, were tapped to pen the film prior to the ongoing writers’ strike, and work on the script has halted until after the Writers Guild of America reaches a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Murder, She Wrote originally ran on CBS for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996. Angela Lansbury — who passed away in 2022 — starred as Jessica Fletcher, a mystery writer and amateur detective who helped solve countless murders, namely in the coastal town of Cabot Cove, Maine, where Jessica lived. The series also starred William Windom as Dr. Seth Hazlitt, Ron Masak as Sheriff Mort Metzger, Tom Bosley as Sheriff Amos Tupper, Louis Herthum as Deputy Andy Broom and Will Nye as Deputy Floyd, among many other recurring players.