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Buffy/Caprica writers tasked with Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) Us Pilot

14 January 2011 6:19 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Last summer I reported on news Syfy were planning to remake Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), the supernatural crime drama about a private investigator who receives help from his dead business partner. The show ran from 1969-70 in the UK, before it was renamed My Partner The Ghost and aired in syndication across the Us in 1972. A British remake was produced in 2000 for the BBC, starring comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, but was axed in 2001.

Syfy now have the rights to the series, having bought them from ITV last May, and the development of a full-blown Us remake is beginning to take shape. Writers Jane Espenson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica) and Drew Z. Greenberg (Dexter, Warehouse 13) have been tasked to write a pilot. The story broke at The Hollywood Reporter today. »

- Dan Owen

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'Buffy' writers to pen Syfy's Brit hit-exclusive

13 January 2011 9:33 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg are going to write Syfy’s pilot-in-development Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) — based on the classic British TV show.

Espenson and Greenberg have plenty of Geek TV cred, with Espenson having written for Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse and Greenberg having worked on Dexter and Warehouse 13. Oh, and both wrote for a little show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

For those who haven’t heard of this quirky-titled project, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) is about a detective who’s murdered while investagating a case. He returns as a ghost, visible only to his former partner, »

- James Hibberd

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