Classic Detective Show ‘Hart to Hart’ Gets Gay Remake

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Classic eighties ABC detective show Hart to Hart is set to return to the small screen for the first time in thirty years – with a gay twist.

Deadline reports that NBC has begun development on a remake of the classic show, which starred Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as married, globe-trotting amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

This iteration of the show, written by Christopher Fife (Revenge, Private Practice) and produced by Carol Mendelsohn (CSI:Crime Scene Investigation) and SonyTV, will reportedly be a “modern and sexy retelling” of the show centering on staid attorney Jonathan Hart and “free-spirited” investigator Dan Hartman as they solve crimes while navigating their romantic relationship.

The series has received a script commitment and is being executive produced by Fife, Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz, according to Deadline.

The original Hart to Hart ran for five seasons on ABC between 1979 and 1994 and spawned eight TV movies. The series was created by Sidney Sheldon, the veteran writer behind the Patty Duke Show and I Dream of Jeannie.

Check out the intro to the original series below.