Angela Lansbury Wants A New 'Murder, She Wrote'
Murder, She Wrote may have left the air in 1996, but Jessica Fletcher might not have written her final chapter. Angela Lansbury, who starred as the novelist-turned-detective, told Irish newspaper The Sunday Post that she could see the gang getting back together one more time.
In the interview, Lansbury hinted that she would be willing to return once again to Cabot Cove, Maine, the idyllic small town, that just may be the murder capital of the United States considering how many people came to a tragic end there.
"[Murder, She Wrote] was first seen on television in September 1984, with a two-hour pilot and it was an immediate success," Lansbury recalled. "I was amazed at how successful it was. I never believed it would run for 12 years." The beloved series ran from 1984 to 1996 on CBS—and can still be found in re-runs on cable channels around the world—and Lansbury became incredibly attached to the character she played on the show. "I was in genuine tears doing my last scene," she told The Sunday Post.
"Jessica Fletcher had become so much a part of my life, it was difficult to come to terms with it being all over." She wasn't the only one who was upset about the show ending. After the series was cancelled in 1996, there was such a loud public outcry, that the show returned for four Murder, She Wrote TV movies.
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Those made-for-TV movies may be the reason the show could return to TV. "There have been some two-hour specials since we stopped in 1996," Lansbury said. "And I wouldn't be surprised if we got together just one more time."
While Lansbury is now in her 90s, she has been keeping active and will play the Balloon Lady in Mary Poppins Returns, due out in 2018. Hopefully a Murder, She Wrote reunion will take place soon after.