Technically, I haven’t been waiting for a gay remake of Hart to Hart, because I didn’t know it was possible. It’s one of those things that I didn’t know I needed in my life until now. Sure, if Hollywood is going to make a show about a glamorous crime solver whose hunger for catching killers is as strong as their hunger for the finer things in life, they should make a show about Detective La Toya Jackson, but this is the next best thing. I usually hate remakes more than lube that dries too fast, but I can’t hate on the return of Hart to Hart.
Deadline reports that NBC is working on a reboot of the classic, which ran from 1979 to 1984 and starred Robert Wagner as Jonathan Hart and Stefanie Powers as the glamour goddess Jennifer Hart. In the reboot, Jonathan and Jennifer Hart have been replaced by an opulent jet-settling gay couple who travel the world solving crimes.
Written by Christopher Fife (Revenge, Private Practice), based on the Sidney Sheldon-created original, the new Hart To Hart is described as a modern and sexy retelling of the classic series that focuses on “by the book” attorney Jonathan Hart and free-spirited investigator Dan Hartman, who must balance the two sides of their life: action-packed crime-solving in the midst of newly found domesticity. The project, which has received a script commitment plus penalty after interest from multiple networks, is executive produced by Fife and Carol Mendelsohn Prods.’ Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz.
I’m not going to get too excited over this, though, because it’s in development, which means it could spend the rest of its life eating dust on the shelves while shit like a teenage remake of Bewitched starring Lorde (that wasn’t a suggestion, Hollywood) gets made. So I won’t believe it until I see a trailer of the gay Hart to Hart starring Harald Gloockler, John Barrowman and Stefanie Powers as Maxine (that was a suggestion, Hollywood).