Is Baywatch returning to the small screen? Deadline reports FremantleMedia is developing a reboot of the ’90s TV show.
The action drama centered on a group of lifeguards who patrol the scenic beaches of Southern California. The cast included David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Alexandra Paul, Nicole Eggert, Jeremy Jackson, and Yasmine Bleeth. The show ran for one season on NBC, from 1989 to 1990, before switching to first-run syndication for another 10 seasons.
According to Deadline, FremantleMedia is not only shopping around the remastered original Baywatch series, the production company is also developing a reboot. However, FremantleMedia International COO Bob McCourt says the reboot will only work if there is interest in the remastered series:
I think we thought the film might have given us reason to reboot the TV series, but given the mixed reviews that didn’t happen straight away. I think if this remastered version is sold extensively and a new audience comes to Baywatch, then it will give us a real indication as to whether a new series could be successful. We would definitely think seriously about making a new series and maybe we’ll get approached by some broadcasters about making one.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Baywatch? Would you watch a reboot?