Thursday, 25 February 2010


[5.10 - French Time] Read on The Hollywood Reporter. Pilot for the US remake of British classic series Prime Suspect is delayed by NBC... because of casting difficulties for the main character!

The original Prime Suspect, created by Lynda La Plante (Widows), ran from 1991 to 2006 on ITV and starred Helen Mirren as Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison. Tennison was a no-nonsense uncompromising cop working on the hardest cases in a male-dominated professional environment.

The pilot, from Universal Media Studios and ITV, was written by Without a Trace creator Hank Steinberg. "After a long search, NBC execs felt they couldn't find the right actress for the role and opted to shelve the project until June", writes THR .

Does this mean that it's not easy to remake one of the best British shows ever made and replace one of the best British actresses ever? You might well think that, but I couldn't possibly comment.

Oh, some studio is remaking that one too...

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