David Hasselhoff Confirms 'Knight Rider' Reboot Is Happening

It's beginning to look more and more like TV's days are numbered. Streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon continue to churn out high-quality, gripping original content, while all traditional programming can muster is the occasional shitty reality show. It's a sorry state of affairs, but there's one man who thinks he might have the answer.

David Hasselhoff reckons bringing a talking car back to the table might stir things up a bit, and so he's decided to reboot an '80s cult classic: Knight Rider.

In an interview clip recorded for TMZ, the 64-year-old actor said that producers were currently battling it out for the rights to the show.

He said: "I embrace Baywatch, I embrace Knight Rider - especially Knight Rider now we are in talks about maybe bringing it back as a series, which is unbelievable.

"And it's cool because all the people that have seen all the other re-boots of Knight Rider and didn't like it are saying 'let it be true to what it was' - so let me be the old guy.

"I can't run, I can't fight, I can't jump but I can still drive."

The Hoff also took the opportunity to clarify what form the reboot will take.

Knight Rider
Knight Rider

The Hoff in the original Knight Rider TV series. Credit: Knight Rider/MCA/Universal

"We're talking about doing a full-blown TV series and we're working on the rights right now. It really came out of my relationship with James [Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy screenwriter] and the fact that he watched the show when he was eight years old," he said.

"It was crazy. I had this idea for a long time and James just jumped on it and all of a sudden out of his mouth was 'I'm trying to get the rights to do it.'"

Knight Rider was the show that catapulted Hasselhoff into stardom and after the original show ended he had another huge success with his role in Baywatch. However, this marked the start of a shaky period of partying for the Hoff, eventually resulting in the infamous cheeseburger video that did the rounds on the net back in 2007.

David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff

A public appearance at Comic Con in Dortmund, December 2016. Credit: PA

Hasselhoff admitted: "Since Knight Rider, I have never had to worry about my next pay cheque but I did go out and party too much. I did it for years but the partying got to be an obsession and wasn't about having fun anymore. It was about taking me away from being sad."

But in recent years The Hoff has been back on the straight and narrow and enjoying the limelight with jobs on various Simon Cowell-related TV talent shows.

Now he's solidifying his comeback with the return of his 80s classic.

Words: Paddy Maddison

Featured Image Credit: Knight Rider/MCA/Universal

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