SciFiWire have posted a new interview with Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo and Gary Scott Thompson, in anticipation of the series’ September 24th premiere on NBC. They talk about the challenges of exciting the audience for the series, of keeping K.I.T.T. a car of the future, and going back to the drawing board.
“We went back to the original series to look at what made that work,” Thompson says. “We went through the pilot, and then, you know, we don’t want to disappoint some of the fans of the two-hour [film], so we have four characters coming from that. So we made sure that those four characters clicked into what the new mythology was for the series. Again, it’s 25 years later, so we have to update the car, update the people and be in touch with the times. So I think that’s really what we did…just try to bring it up to date.”
The speculation about David Hasselhoff returning with his version of K.I.T.T. is addressed. Thompson reveals that “David [Hasselhoff] and NBC and myself, we’re discussing,” although they “haven’t spoken about William Daniels at this point.”
Thompson reveals that most of the episodes are stand-alone stories, but they will all be part of a larger mythology. “It’s boy and car save world,” Thompson says. “We plan on going a long time with this one. We’ve got great stars here and a great car. We’ve got a few new cast members, great writers. There’s a lot of stories to tell.”