Report: The Bill reboot in development
Yet to be greenlit, but new version could see veterans as consultants for young recruits.
Long-running UK police drama The Bill could be getting a reboot.
British reports suggest a new version is still in early development and has not yet been greenlit. But should it get the go-ahead it is expected to feature three former stars: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, and Mark Wingett as PC Tony Stamp, Sgt June Ackland and DC Jim Carver, respectively.
The plan is for the established cast members to be joined by some fresh faces, with the plot seeing the old hands acting as consultants for the new Sun Hill recruits.
According to reports the project began to pick up pace last year when members of the original cast met to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the show’s final episode.
“Simon (Sansome, writer) started investigating the rights and managed to acquire them. Three of the best-known stars are in talks and he’s hopeful he can get them on board. Tony [McHale, EastEnders writer and Holby City creator] has seen the script and they hope they can get him signed up too,” an unnamed source suggests.
The original series ran for 27-years between 1983 and 2010 and screened in Australia on ABC.
Source: Radio Times