A reboot of the classic police drama Bergerac is in development for Paramount Network International.
Set on the island of Jersey, the original series ran from 1981 to 1991 and followed unorthodox detective sergeant Jim Bergerac (John Nettles), a recovering alcoholic, as he solved crimes and later became a private investigator.
The series was so popular it ran for nine seasons and brought tourists to Jersey to visit the beautiful locations seen on the show, making local landmarks widely recognisable.
Bergerac is being revived by Artists Studio, Endemol Shine UK and Westward Studios.
“We’ve been trying to bring back Bergerac for some time and I’m very glad that we have the next generation of such an iconic show in development,” commented Gub Neal, executive producer at Artists Studios.
“Updated for the present day, it will deal with contemporary stories-of-the-week that run alongside a strong serial spine.”
Jill Offman, Vice President of Paramount Network added: “We have several exciting dramas in development, one of which is the classic favourite Bergerac. Our hope is that we will be able to commission Bergerac as full series for Paramount Network International.”