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Knight Rider: Michael Knight Has a Son!

Knight RiderIn September, we reported that NBC is planning to reboot the popular 1980s series Knight Rider about a modern-day crusader who drives a high-tech auto. A two-hour movie is expected to air sometime this season and, if it does well enough in the ratings, will spawn a regular series for the Fall. Plans are moving forward and producers have found a new driver.

Actor Justin Bruening has been cast as the son of Michael Knight, the title character played by David Hasselhoff in the original series. Like Hasselhoff before him, Bruening comes directly from a soap opera. He’s best known for having taken over the role of All My Children’s hunky James “Jamie” Martin in 2003. Bruening last appeared on the ABC soap on August 24, 2007.

Steve Shill will direct the Knight Rider TV movie and co-executive produce with Doug Liman and Dave Bartis for Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Prods. Supervising producer Dave Andron wrote the script.

It’s still unknown if either Hasselhoff or William Daniels (the original voice of high tech car KITT) will take part in the new project but it looks like a distinct possibility. Liman hinted, “I’m interested in honoring television history in any way that I can.”Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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carla johns December 25, 2007 at 8:46 am

did any of the original episodes ever refer to michael knight having a son- Im a bit hazy on it

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Jeffrey Knight December 2, 2007 at 3:00 pm

If they are going to go with a new driver,then they should have two drivers and two cars.Otherwise,keep it as close to original as possible. Other wise it won’t
fly.It will just be nuts and bolts, just like the new bionic woman.

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Charles November 2, 2007 at 9:25 am

I wonder how this will play out since the reboot of Bionic Woman does not appear to be doing very well. I’m interested in seeing the show revived but question whether the network will actually stand behind it.

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