New 'Knight Rider' boss promises revamp
The former Las Vegas executive producer, who was brought on board following last year's two-hour pilot, told Sci Fi wire: "I came in and wanted to revamp. I went back and watched the original series, the first season, and asked, 'What's the mythology? Where are we going, and how do we create this 25 years later?' It's been all about taking the concept to the next level."
However, Thompson added that it was important not to be too closely inspired by the Knight Rider legacy, saying: "We realise it is an iconic show and that [David] Hasselhoff is an iconic person, but we couldn't redo the same thing over again.
"I don't think the other half of the audience would stand for it. And there's a whole new generation who has never seen it."