Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has confirmed that he in working on a new Starsky & Hutch series, saying that it is going to be a “continuation” of the ’70s show for Amazon.
Gunn took to Facebook and confirmed the news with a long and detailed post.
“You may have just read the news that I’m doing a version of Starsky & Hutch over at Amazon, producing alongside Neal Moritz with Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn writing. Well….”
He opened up about what was it like for him to watch it, saying that he was “instantly intrigued” with the possibly of joining such a project, adding that he simply doesn’t get involved in projects that he doesn’t love or isn’t committed to. In regards to the questions what will this Starsky & Hutch be in relation to the original he wrote, “this would NOT be a reboot or a remake, but a continuation of the original series that would deconstruct the buddy cop show in a fun way.” Gunn finished his announcement by telling current and future fans, “yes, I AM working on Starsky & Hutch for Amazon: I couldn’t be more excited, and I can’t wait for you guys to see what we come up with. Striped Tomato forever! Stay tuned!”
The original Starsky & Hutch premiered in 1975 on ABC and ran for 92 episodes until 1979. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The show told the story of two L.A police officers played by David Soul and Paul Michael. The two from Southern California, who were opposites when it came to personal experience and personality, are most memorable when chasing bad guys in their iconic red and white-striped Ford Gran Torino.