Amazon has placed a script-to-series order for a reboot of 1970s cop series Starsky & Hutch from James Gunn.
James Gunn, director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, has been shopping around yet another TV reboot. This time it’s Starsky & Hutch and it is expected the show will be a character-driven drama that will attempt to ‘deconstruct the buddy-cop genre.’
Up until this point I have not been on board with this show, but if Gunn is going to attempt to analyze what makes up the buddy-cop scenario, okay, I’m a bit more interested. But this brings me back to the constant question of why you should use a known property? Why not try something different? I just don’t get it.
A script-to-series order means that once the script is turned in, if it’s good, it will go directly into series production. If that happens, the rumor is James Gunn will direct the pilot episode himself.
My guess would be the script will be fine and sometime next year we’ll be watching a new version of Starsky & Hutch. I’ll reserve judgement… for now.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter .