James Gunn is doing Starksy and Hutch.
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Sony Pictures Television Studio is currently in development on a Starsky and Hutch TV reboot. James Gunn has been tapped to write the script and possibly direct the pilot if his schedule allows it. Joining Gunn in writing the script and executive-producing are his brother Brian Gunn, and cousin Mark Gunn.
Plot or story wise all we know right now is that it will be a “character-driven hour-long procedural”.
The original Starsky and Hutch ran on ABC for 4 seasons and 94 episodes from April 1975 and May 1979. It is unknown at the time if the reboot will also land at ABC.
UPDATE: On August 24th, we heard James Gunn was developing a reboot of Starsky & Hutch. Now Amazon has picked up the series. Here’s what Gunn has to say:
“When I was a kid, Starsky and Hutch was the first ‘adult’ show I ever saw, and I fell in love. It instilled in me a lifelong love of gritty street shows, of killer 70’s threads, and muscle cars. So when Neal Mortiz asked me if I wanted to be a part of an all new Starsky and Hutch on TV, I was instantly intrigued. I teamed up with the two writers I trusted most in the world to work with us, my brother Brian Gunn and my cousin Mark Gunn and together we came up with a show that I’m really proud of. At Amazon I believed we would have the most freedom to create something that is different, challenges the audience, and that strays outside the parameters of genre from time to time.”
Gunn also mentions that this will be a continuation to the original series and not a reboot and will retain the gritty feel of the original without going into spoof territory like the 2004 movie did.[ScreenRant]