Hart To Hart To Return As Gay Couple Sleuth Series

harttohartcastBeing a child of the 1980s, I have a soft-spot for the mystery/adventure series Hart to Hart, in which Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers played a wealthy married couple who stumbled into murder mysteries by virtue of their affluent lifestyles and would inevitably decide to deduce the truth.

Honestly, it was a lot of fun in that late 70s/early 80s way.

Deadline reports that NBC is developing a new version of the series featuring a gay couple. Here's the prompt:

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.

That certainly sounds like it'll be right at home after The Blacklist. One thing I wonder about, why are their last names different? Are they not married? I suppose that could be saved for the season finale.

Unlike some other recent series revivals, Hart to Hart is more open to reinvention. The original premise is rather thin and coasted for five seasons on ABC — and a string of TV movies afterward — on the strengths of Wagner and Powers. It could be a fun series if pitched with the right amount of adventure and maybe even lightness to contrast it from other shows on the network.