I really liked the original (and sequels), 20-plus years ago. I don't really expect this version to exceed that one, but it might be good. I haven't read anything about it, but it will be interesting to see how they handle the US separation of the legislative and executive, which is so different from the parliamentary system but was so integral to the original.
Is this a limited-length series, or do they plan on keeping it open-ended? If the latter, it knocks my expectations down a notch.
Looking at IMDB it's going be 13 episodes.
The original was 4 episodes x 55 minus each so there could be a good deal of padding in then new.
Do people think Kevin Spacey can match the late Sir Ian Richardardson (and thought it was always a shame news of his death was overshadowed because some blonde bimbo OD'ed)