An upcoming NBC remake of the 1980s series “Hart to Hart” — in which Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers starred as a married couple who solved crimes in their spare time — will have at least one significant difference from the original ABC series. Deadline.com reports that the new version will feature a gay couple as the two leads.
Producer Carol Mendelsohn and Sony TV are behind the new show, with Christopher Fife set to write and executive produce along with Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz.
The reboot “is described as a modern and sexy retelling of the classic series that focuses on ‘by the book’ attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman, who must balance the two sides of their life: action-packed crime-solving in the midst of newly found domesticity,” Deadline reports.
The report notes that the project had interest from a number of networks before receiving a script commitment plus penalty from NBC.