22 November 2007

Upcoming TV Show: Knight Rider

Remember this? His coming back to TV. Yep, Michael Knight is coming back to TV. And no, we're not going on a time warp. NBC is doing a remake of Knight Rider, with David Hasselhoff probably still playing the original role that made him a household name. He is close to signing on.

In the updated version, Michael Knight meets his son, Mike Tracer, for the first time. Mike has been wasting his life away and is rescued by his childhood friend, Sarah...who happens to be the daughter of the inventor of KITT. Playing Mike Tracer is Justin Bruening.

At this point, the plot doesn't sound interesting. It feels more like daytime soap to me!

This idea of reviving the 80's show was inspired by the recent summer hit, Transformers.
Success of "Transformers" had a role in inspiring NBC Entertainment chief Ben Silverman's decision to revive "Knight." The thinking is that smallscreen f/x have advanced to the point where it'd be feasible to have a weekly series in which cars shift shapes.
Here's hoping that this iconic show doesn't end up as a disaster like Bionic Woman.

Watch the opening scene from the 80's series: