David Hasselhoff may reprise his role as Knight Rider Michael Knight in the new version of the cult 1980s NBC TV series.
Various sources report David Hasselhoff is in talks to appear on NBC’s Knight Rider reboot in his role as Knight, with The Young & the Restless’s Deanna Russo to play the female lead and fellow soap star Justin Bruening in the role of Michael Knight’s son.
The pilot for the potential new series will be a sequel to the 1980s hit, centring on Mike Tracer (Bruening) as the son who never knew his father.
Russo will play Sarah Kamen, the daughter of Charles Kamen, described as the man who invented the talking car named KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand).
(I’m not that up on the original series but I thought KITT was the creation of billionaire Wilton Knight, played briefly by Richard Basehart?).
Sarah receives word from KITT that her father is missing, and the two must find Tracer, who is wasting away in Las Vegas with gambling debt, and recruit his help.
There’s a review of the pilot script (warning: spoilers!) over on a new discovery, the Televisonary blog, which is compiled by a Los Angeles-based television development and acquisitions exec
The pilot will be directed by Steve Shill (The Kill Pit).