NBC is eyeing a sequel to its Reagan-era detective series Remington Steele — only the new project is a half-hour comedy, our sister site Deadline reports.
The undertaking, also named Remington Steele, would center on Olivia Holt, daughter of Remington Steele and Laura Holt (played by Pierce Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist in the original version).
In the comedy, Ms. Holt would reopen her parents’ detective agency and soon find herself in the same kind of funny, action-filled situations that provided the background for Remington and Laura’s five-season-long romance.
Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad) will direct, with Spin City‘s Jay Scherick and David Ronn writing the script; all three will executive-produce with Heather Petrigala (Community).
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The first Remington Steele, in which private investigator Laura hired con artist Remington in order to appease clients uncomfortable with the notion of a woman solving their cases, traded largely on the chemistry between Zimbalist and Brosnan.
So even though the sequel is only at the script stage, hit the comments and tell us who you’d like to see play Olivia — and who’d be a good, dashing fit for an eventual leading man.Follow @kimroots