Miss Marple’s Great Granddaughter

Dear Millicent,

There’s a lot going on right now, but I think this will be to both of our possible delight.  Via the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Disney is starting up a new Miss Marple take. From The Hollywood Reporter:

In March, the studio picked up the rights to Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. Now the studio has acquired an untitled project from screenwriting newcomer Ashley Bradley to be produced by Green Lantern co-scribe and TV creator Marc Guggenheim

Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the project revolves around a young woman who finds out she is the descendant of a legendary detective and is forced to take up the sleuthing mantle.

They are ageing her down and setting her in contemporary times. This could be sacrilege. It could be truly terrible. The idea of changing her age give me the hives, but then I think of a Harriet the Spy type kid who gets to be descended from the great dame, and it’s balm for the hives. It could be really great.




4 Responses to Miss Marple’s Great Granddaughter

  1. Kip Manley says:

    Last I heard Jennifer Garner was up for it?

  2. Pingback: Best Fictional Female Detectives, part 1 « moonlit garden

  3. Miss Marple methods were totally based on observing people. I guess that’s why Agatha made her old. And if the methods are going to be different, why involve Miss Marple?

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