Yesterday news broke that — because nothing dead can ever die — NBC was developing a new take on the 1980s series “Hart to Hart,” but, in what does seem like an interesting twist, this version will center on a gay couple. The synopsis, according to Deadline:
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.
Here’s the thing: There’s already been a reboot of “Hart to Hart,” and I don’t know how NBC can possibly surpass it.
In 2012, Adam Scott began his legendary attempts to create The Greatest Event in Television History for Adult Swim, the first of which was a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits to 1980s detective show “Simon and Simon.” Yet, despite the involvement of our lord and savior Jon Hamm, the effort was found lacking. So in 2013 he tried again, recreating the opening credits of “Hart to Hart” with “Parks and Recreation” co-star Amy Poehler.
As documented above, much sacrifice went into this recreation. Hopefully things go more smoothly for NBC behind-the-scenes than they did for Scott and Poehler, but it’s doubtful the network can capture the same magic.