A ‘Starsky and Hutch’ Reboot Is in Development with a Major Twist
Fans of Starsky and Hutch will be thrilled to hear there is a reboot in development. However, there will be one major twist to the TV series. The project will feature two females in the lead roles this time.
The news was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, who spoke with the president of Fox Entertainment, Michael Thorn. While there have been no decisions made about production yet, Thorn revealed that he has asked for at least two scripts from writers Sam Sklaver and Elizabeth Peterson.
The original series, which ran between 1975 and 1979, starred Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul in the title roles Starsky and Hutch. If this reboot moves forward, it will focus on two female detectives, Sasha Starsky and Nicole Hutchinson.
The story will have them solving crimes in Desert City, alongside a secondary storyline where they try to uncover who sent their dads to prison for a crime they didn’t commit.
The Original Cast Is Unsure About a Starsky and Hutch Reboot
Paul Michael Glaser, 79, has spoken up about the potential reboot, noting that he’s not sure it would now. The star believes that Starsky and Hutch belonged to a specific era and that it would be difficult to replicate the feeling of the series.
“‘Starsky and Hutch’, like most iconic shows, belongs to a time and a period. And you won’t be able to recreate that time or period. So you’re left with realizing a chemistry between two people. And that’s of great value,” Glaser said, back in 2018.
“It’s an example or a dynamic that we all like. We want to know a friend like that or function in the world like that. If they can find the right cast or figure out how to show it today, it can work well. Back in the ’70s, people were more gullible and more accepting,” he notes.
“We only had three networks. And up until that time, the police drama – or the partnership in a police drama – had not been explored that way. Now they’ve done everything you could possibly do with (the genre). What’s left to explore except the always meaningful relationship of people with one another, and one to support one another.” he adds.
Would you watch a Starsky and Hutch reboot? Who would you want to see in the lead roles? Sound off with your thoughts below!
No way in hell. How insulting to change them. Can Hollywood just stop destroying shows for profit