‘Knight Rider’ to be rebooted in 2017

Justin Lin, the director of 'The Fast and Furious' and 'Star Trek Beyond', is behind the remake

Knight Rider is set to rebooted next year.

The action/adventure series, which was originally broadcast from 1982 to 1986, starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, who fought crime with his talking car, KITT.

Variety reports that Knight Rider will be revamped for the digital format next year, with a streaming service being the preferred broadcast destination. Justin Lin, who directed The Fast and the Furious 3-6 and Star Trek Beyond, has partnered with digital network Machinima to produce the Knight Rider reboot, with an aim for a release sometime in 2017.


Although plans for the reboot are fast formulating, there have yet to be any casting decisions made or distribution agreements put in place for the revamped Knight Rider.

Machinima CEO Chad Gutstein said that the show was an “iconic franchise.”

Knight Rider‘s concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science-fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact,” Gutstein said. “Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on reinvigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”

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