Bergerac is being brought back for a new reboot

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

From Digital Spy

Classic 80s police show Bergerac is the latest series to get the reboot treatment with a new pilot.

The show famously ran for nine series and a number of specials back in the day, and now is coming back courtesy of Paramount.

The new version will be produced by Prime Suspect's Gub Neal, and will be set in the present day and deal with contemporary stories-of-the-week.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

The original show ran between 1981 and 1991, and followed detective Jim Bergerac, who was a detective sergeant in Jersey before leaving the force and becoming a private investigator.

It's unclear whether original star John Nettles will be back for the reboot, or if his role will be recast with a new actor.

"We have several exciting dramas in development, one of which is the classic favourite Bergerac," said Jill Offman, executive vice president of Paramount Network.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Related: ALF is the latest '80s sitcom getting a reboot, so hide your pet cats now

"Our hope is that we will be able to commission Bergerac as a full series for Paramount Network International."

Neal added: "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.

"Updated for the present day, it will deal with contemporary stories-of-the-week that run alongside a strong serial spine."

Want up-to-the-minute entertainment news and features? Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Instagram and Twitter account.

('You Might Also Like',)