Episodes: 17 (hour)
TV show dates: September 24, 2008 — March 4, 2009
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Justin Bruening, Paul Campbell, Yancey Arias, Deanna Russo, Val Kilmer, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bruce Davison, Smith Cho, Paula Garces, Johann Urb, Morgan H. Margolis, Rick Hoffman, and Vanessa Williams.
TV show description:
A follow-up to the successful 1980s TV series.
The new Knight Industries Three Thousand (KITT, voiced by Val Kilmer) is faster and more powerful than its predecessors. It’s a supercomputer automobile that can hack into almost any system; its weapons systems efficient; and its body is capable of actually shifting shape and color. On top of that, KITT’s artificial intelligence makes it the ideal crime-fighting partner: logical, precise, and possessing infinite knowledge. It’s the ultimate car — one that some would be willing to do anything to obtain.
Sarah Graiman (Deanna Russo) is a 24-year old Ph.D candidate at Stanford University who’s following in the footsteps of her genius father, Charles Graiman (Bruce Davison). After some men try 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.
Together, they seek out the help of Mike Traceur (Justin Bruening), a 23-year-old ex-Army Ranger who has a strange connection to KITT. Mike left home at the age of 18, served in Iraq, and returned home feeling jaded and lost. Sarah and KITT eventually convince Mike to help them. They’re assisted by Carrie Rivai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier), a tough FBI agent who has a long friendship to Charles and Sarah.
The team succeeds and Mike is asked to pick up the original Knight Rider’s mission of trying to help the innocent, with the help of KITT. After meeting his father for the first time — Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff), the original Knight Rider — Mike decides to step up to the challenge.
Episode 17 — I Love the Knight Life
Mike and KITT must find a stolen experimental serum called HXP that maximizes physical strength it can be sold to North Korean buyers on the world market. When Mike corners the main suspect, Galt, he finds that the criminal has overdosed on the serum and possesses super-human strength.
First aired: March 4, 2009.