It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Scarecrow and Mrs. King, the 1983-87 CBS romantic dramedy about a secret agent and the divorcée housewife who loves his adventurous life… and him.
(This week’s Dream Cast idea comes courtesy of Bonnie. If you have a suggestion for an 80s TV show or movie we should play with, feel free to email me.)
The original cast included:
Amanda King: Kate Jackson
Lee Stetson, aka Scarecrow: Bruce Boxleitner
I actually never watched the original show, but I can well imagine who the modern-day Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner are.
My dream cast:
Amanda King: Sophia Myles
Lee Stetson, aka Scarecrow: Nathan Fillion
Of course the Cold War ethos of the show would have to change, but instead of hunting Soviet spies they could hunt Al Qaeda sleeper cells or something.
Who would you cast? Feel free to opine on other characters I might not be aware of.
Opening credits, which I’ve never seen before. I don’t know how I managed to never ever catch an episode of this show, but I never did:
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