SyFy Developing Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jane Espenson and Drew Z. Greenberg (both late of the cancelled CAPRICA) are writing a new version of the 1960’s UK supernatural detective/comedy series RANDALL AND HOPKIRK (DECEASED) for SyFy.
Known in the U.S. under the syndication title MY PARTNER, THE GHOST the original series, the show featured the hangdog private detective Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt) being helped out by the ghost of his former partner, Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) on various cases, begining with his own murder.
Jeff is then only one who can see Marty, sometimes to the confusion of his widow, Jeannie (Annette Andre) who takes an interest in the agency, serving as secretary and occasion aide.
The ITC series was created by Dennis Spooner (DOCTOR WHO, THE CHAMPIONS) and produced by Monty Berman (THE SAINT). ITV Studios America has the rights to the show, which had an attempted full-on comedy re-launch a decade ago.