Larry Hagman death: Dallas fans to be treated to another “Who Shot JR?” mystery
Following Larry Hagman’s death Dallas fans are set to be treated to another “Who Shot JR?” mystery.
Dallas producers are set to pay tribute to the late Larry Hagman by killing off his character JR Ewing, in an hour-long special of the new version of the show, according to reports.
A source told the Mirror: “We wanted Larry’s legacy to remain beyond this show.”
“We felt that one way would be to mirror the most memorable episode of all time.”
Larry Hagman passed away in November after losing a battle with cancer.
The “Who shot JR?” episode of the original oil drama in the 1980s was the second most-watched TV episode of all time.
It is estimated that more than 85 million viewers tuned in to see the episode that revealed that the character had actually survived and that the shooter was his sister-in-law Kristin Shepard.
Larry Hagman passed away on November 23 from complications of throat cancer aged 81.
The actor was in the middle of filming episode five of 15 in season two of the Dallas reboot when he passed away and writers evidently struggled with how to write him out of the show, before coming up with the “Who Done It” plot.
The episode is set to air in March in the US.
The original 1978 CBS series, only originally envisaged as a five-part drama, became a hit and counted millions of fans across the U.S. and in the 95 foreign countries where it was aired.
Shortly before his death, Larry Hagman took part in hidden camera show I Get That a Lot – to try and convince fans he was just an average Joe.