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Knight Rider returning – again…

by on Sep.27, 2007, under Television

NBC Universal, whose initials perhaps should mean “Nothing But Clones”, announced the next re-imagining of an old series – Knight Rider. After the success of Transformers (for which they’ve already announced a preliminary release date of June 26th, 2009 for the sequel), NBC wants Doug Liman (The O.C.) to come up with a new version of the 1980s David Hasselhoff vehicle (literally). No word on actors at this point, but they are planning a two-hour backdoor pilot, and wish to explore the “evil car” aspect more. Makes me think that the cars may have some other-worldly origin, instead of just technology.

5 Comments for this entry

  • hossman

    Of course they are.

    After all, Knight Rider 200, Knight Rider 2010, and Team Knight Rider all did so well — why not make another one?

    oh right … those all sucked. never mind.

    • Anonymous Coward

      Re:Of course they are.

      I wonder what they’ll use for a car as the Trans Am was cancelled in 2002.

      • Doc

        Re:Of course they are.

        They’ll ask all the major manufacturers how much they are willing to give to be featured, calling it “product placement”.

    • dimfuture

      Re:Of course they are.

      “Sucked” and “did well” are two very different things. In fact, where television is concerned, one often seems to lead to the other.

  • Anonymous Coward


    Of course they are Otherworldly, haven’t you noticed that they are Cylons! Look at the front of the car for God’s sake!