Rumors of a Knight Rider reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Wednesday (August 12) as reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 13/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 37 years since Knight Rider first aired?! (37 years, 10 months, 18 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Knight Rider end?
When Knight Rider came to an end after 4 years in August 1986, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Knight Rider reunion disappoint people?
Knight Rider aired from 1982-1986 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Hasselhoff said he's not sure if Knight Rider would work today. “I don't want to see old Michael Knight,” he told a journalist (Hasselhoff turned 68 in July). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” he added.
Still hoping for a Knight Rider movie?
In a recent interview, Bruce Davison (who played Dr. Charles Graiman between 2008 and 2009) said he can't imagine a Knight Rider reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star David Hasselhoff has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Knight Rider movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
What about a Knight Rider reboot?
Recasting Knight Rider for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Knight Rider reunion, a Knight Rider movie, or a Knight Rider reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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