This Sunday, after twenty years, “Knight Rider” will be once again driving on NBC! While it’s only a two hour movie, if the ratings are solid, you can expect the show to be picked up and turned into a weekly show. And now that the writer’s strike is over, the show could move into production immediately.
Like a lot of you, I’ve seen many episodes of the original “Knight Rider.” Of course when you watch those old episodes now, it’s quite painful. And it’s not due to bad special effects; the main reason is that it was before the networks allowed show runners to carry a storyline for more than one episode. So when you watch those old episodes, every episode is exactly the same and nothing changes.
That’s why this new version could be cool. I’d imagine NBC is going to let the show do what every other show does…have a season long storyline. However, this is all speculation, because if the ratings aren’t good this Sunday night…it’ll be one and done. So if you want “Knight Rider” back on TV, you’d better tune in.
But if you can’t wait till Sunday, I’ve got 5 clips from the show below the synopsis. I’m really hoping the show is good. Let’s cross our fingers…
“Knight Rider,” the iconic 1980’s television classic that became a runaway success, returns with a modern day sequel. The two-hour movie event stars Justin Bruening (“All My Children”), Deanna Russo (“The Young and the Restless”), Sydney Tamiia Poitier (“Veronica Mars,” “Grindhouse”) and Bruce Davison (“Breach,” “Close To Home”). In addition, David Hasselhoff (NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”) — who starred in the popular lead role as Michael Knight for four seasons during the original series’ run — returns as the same character during a special guest-star appearance.
As the original story resumes, the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) is absolutely the coolest car ever created: its supercomputer capable of hacking almost any system; its weapons systems efficient; and its body — thanks to its creator’s work and nanotechnology — is capable of actually shifting shape and color. Plus, its artificial intelligence makes it the ideal good cop partner: logical, precise and possessing infinite knowledge. It is the ultimate car — and someone will be willing to do anything to obtain it.
Sarah Graimen (Russo) is a 24-year old Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, following in her genius father Charles’ (Davison) footsteps. But when men attempt to abduct her, Sarah receives a mysterious call from KITT warning her that he’s a creation of Charles’, who also invented the first KITT 25 years ago — and that her father is in serious danger.
Sarah and KITT track down her best friend from childhood, Mike Tracer (Bruening), a 23-year-old ex-Army Ranger, whom Sarah hasn’t seen since he left home at 18. Having served in Iraq, Mike is now jaded and lost and initially resistant. Eventually he agrees to help Sarah and the two set out to find Charles and to discover who’s behind the attempt to procure KITT. Along the way, Carrie Rivai (Poitier), an agile yet tough FBI agent who has a long-standing friendship with Charles and Sarah, is brought into the mix to help in the search.
Dave Bartis (“Heist”) and Doug Liman (“Mr. & Mrs. Smith”) serve as executive producers. David Andron is supervising producer and writer. Steve Shill (“Dexter” “The Tudors”), also a co-producer, directs the two-hour movie from Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Productions.
KITT saves Sarah from the Bad guys
Sarah finds Mike gambling in a Casino
Mike and Sarah trying to get away, Mike fights bad guy
more clips on page 2 ——->
KITT helps Sarah and Michael escape the bad guys
Bad guys find KITT