PRIME SUSPECT ~ NBC!
Variety is reporting that NBC is developing a new project based on the ITV series Prime Suspect, which starred Helen Mirran as DCI Jane Tennison, a tough homicide investigator who found herself juggling her difficult job and equally harrowing personal life. He show was created and written by author Lynda La Plante.
The original series produced 7 multi-part episodes (made-for-television movies) over a 15-year period, winning 3 Emmys for best mini-series and 2 Emmys for Mirran as Best Actress. The show and made waves at the time for featuring a woman as head of a murder squad.
I’m not sure if this remake is a great idea. The original is brilliant and is readily available on DVD. When another great British crime show, Cracker, was remade for American TV, the result was disastrous.
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