Maria Bello Considered for PRIME SUSPECT Reboot

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Maria Bello’s name just went to the top of the list. She has been approached by NBC about taking the lead in the PRIME SUSPECT remake that is planned for the fall, EW.com exclusively reports. Everything is still in the early stages, as Bello states, “There may be interest in me doing it, but I haven’t read anything yet or talked to anyone in-depth about it.” Bello remains open, but undecided, about the opportunity of starring as the iconic character of Jane Tennison.

Appearing in the 1990s to 2000s, the original Prime Suspect is a British police procedural drama that starred Helen Mirren. The series focuses on a no-nonsense female British Detective Chief Inspector, Jane Tennison (Mirren), showing how she works and lives in a male-dominated profession. The drama has featured topics, such as sexism, child abuse, the struggle of balancing work and personal life, as well as alcoholism.

The new version of Prime Suspect was a potential midseason replacement for the 2010-11 season, but the project never made it to pilot. One reason for this was that NBC couldn’t find the right person to play Tennison. Now Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) is leading the remake; and Alexandra Cunningham (Desperate Housewives) will serve as the show’s producer. Will Maria Bello play the next Jane Tennison?