STARSKY AND HUTCH is the latest classic property to get the TV reboot treatment, with James Gunn and Sony TV pitching the project to networks now, Tracking Board has confirmed.
The reboot will be written by Gunn along with his brother Brian Gunn and cousin Mark Gunn. The trio are also serving as executive producer alongside Neal Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Films.
The original series ran on ABC for four seasons in the 1970s and followed two detectives, the streetwise David Starsky and the more intellectual Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson, as they solved crimes together in the fictional Bay City in Southern California.
In 2004, a comedic film remake was released starring Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller in the lead roles, directed by Todd Phillips.
The 2017 TV reboot appears to skew much closer to the original series and is described as a character-driven one-hour procedural, though with Gunn on board, clearly some humor should be expected as well.
The TV reboot machine is still pressing forward, with Starsky and Hutch joining the previously announced reboots of Miami Vice and The Munsters at NBC and a live-action sitcom of The Jetsons at ABC.
Linda Ge | TV Editor