Justin Lin is Bringing ‘Knight Rider’ Back to Television

As the wheels of nostalgia continue to roll, and television shows from the 80s continue to be mined for audiences who fondly remember the original, it’s no surprise that Knight Rider is being remade, with action director Justin Lin on board as producer.

Hey, spoiler alert! Knight Rider was already remade in 2008. But it was horrible and nobody remembers it and it was canceled after one season. With Lin behind this new Knight Rider, it clearly has more going for it than that ’08 nonsense.

NBC and Machinima are teaming up to bring the series to the air. “Knight Rider is an iconic franchise,” said CEO Chad Gustein, “whose concepts of AI and autonomous vehicles were science fiction in the 1980s and are now science fact. Justin is one of the leading storytellers of his generation and we couldn’t be more excited to work with him on re-invigorating Knight Rider for a new generation of fans.”

So Knight Rider fans, keep your fingers crossed that this new one has all the cool, fun things the David Hasselhoff series had. Whatever those were, I remember literally nothing about it besides KITT.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.