So! How does Angela Lansbury feel about the fact that NBC is reimagining Murder, She Wrote with Octavia Spencer in the lead role? Well, someone asked her. Guess what? She is NOT happy.
NBC has only greenlit a pilot — it might not get picked up — but it will star Spencer as a hospital administrator/mystery novelist obsessed with true crime, "which propels her to become an active part of the investigations." Whether or not the character's name is Jessica Fletcher remains to be seen. But Variety interviewed Angela Lansbury, the O.G. Jessica Fletcher, and she is miffed: