UKTV EYES 'THE BILL' REBOOT - REPORTS

New reports suggest the cop drama is set to return for a new series. The Bill originally ran between 1983 and 2010 with over 2,000 episodes.



New reports have emerged from The Sun this week which suggest UKTV the home of channels such as W and Dave, are eyeing up a possible reboot.



A source told The Sun: "In the minds of many producers and execs, The Bill is a drama which is just sitting, waiting, to be rebooted. It’s a simple format but one which attracted a loyal army of followers who would be delighted to see it return...


"No doubt any new incarnation would be tweaked to make it attract a whole new generation to the show."



Last Spring, a source also told The Sun: "Simon 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 has seen the script and they hope they can get him signed up too...


"They’re in constant contact and the project has begun to move on quickly. There’s a couple of channels interested in bringing back what is such a well-loved story. The idea in the early script is that it’s some new cast mixed with some of the legends of the original...



"The new, green, coppers need a helping hand after murder and suicide rates go sky-high in Sun Hill so they bring back the legends as consultants to help with their investigations. They think, like the original, it’ll be hard-hitting but also with a nice tone the family could enjoy."


ITV told TV Zone following the original reports last year, that they had no plans for the series.