We recently reported that the NBC remake of Knight Rider was received with very bad reviews. In fact, the show’s stars and producer were quick to come to the defense of the show, saying that this is a revamped version of the 1982 version of the series, which starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a modern-day crime-fighting individual armed with a technologically advanced care called Knight Industries Two Thousand or KITT for short.
Last month, executive producer Gary Scott Thompson spoke to Fanbolt and clarified the issue on whether or not David Hasselhoff or KITT voice over William Daniels would make an appearance on the show. He stated, “We haven’t spoken about William Daniels at this point. I have spoken to David [Hasselhoff] and, David and NBC, and myself, we’re discussing.”
While fans got excited over those official statements, new reports have surfaced, telling us that Hasselhoff won’t be able to appear in the new series, which returns tonight at 8pm on NBC.
“I went in and pitched Knight Rider to the network with all the intentions of coming back as, like, the dad or something,” David Hasselhoff told Showbiz Spy. “But they decided to go a different route. So I just said ‘See ya later and good luck.'”
The 56-year-old former Baywatch star added that he has no hard feelings towards the network and the production. In fact, he says that “I like the new kid and I like the cast.”
However, he somehow agrees that this version slightly deviated from the original series. He said that “it is a different version. It is not the same Knight Rider that we know and love but it doesn’t make it bad, it just makes it different.”
Lastly, Hasselhoff wishes the production the best in the face of the bad reviews that swarmed the show. He said, “Hopefully it will take off; I wish them nothing but the best.”
Catch Knight Rider tonight as Mike and KITT is sent to the south border with an unlikely new partner. Knight Rider airs at 8pm on NBC.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Showbiz Spy, Fanbolt
(Photo courtesy of NBC)