Angela Lansbury told the Associated Press that she’s relieved the remake of her popular detective series “Murder, She Wrote” was killed.
As we reported this week, NBC pulled the plug on the reboot, which was slated to star Octavia Spencer as a hospital administrator and amateur detective who self-publishes a mystery novel.
"I couldn’t believe that they would even consider doing such a thing," Lansbury told the AP Thursday.
She added that she thought the project was a “terrible disservice” to Spencer. "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 said.
Lansbury, 88, starred as Jessica Fletcher for 12 years, with the CBS drama airing from 1984-1996 and racking up 264 episodes.