Knight Rider Coming Back To TV

With the premiere of “Bionic Woman” a ratings success story for the beleaguered NBC, it’s no surprise that the network is brushing off another classic high-concept sci-fi show reports the trades.

The Peacock is planning to remake classic 1980s series “Knight Rider” and has hired director Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”) to helm a two-hour backdoor pilot that could be ready for broadcast by the end of this season.

Dave Andron is writing the script and if that pilot is successful, a new series based on the property could be ready in time for next Fall. Three attempts were made in the 90’s to bring back the franchise with little success.