insists he'll have nothing to do with a planned Knight Rider
TV series because producers ignored his ideas for the project's hit pilot and ousted him as a guest star.
Hasselhoff, who was the original Knight Rider
on TV in the 1980s, claims he came up with the idea of reviving the franchise and even presented TV bosses with a plot treatment for the show.
But when producers decided to take a different direction for the TV pilot, which aired in America earlier this year, and cut Hasselhoff out, the Baywatch
creator decided he wanted nothing to do with the new Knight Rider
He rants, "Basically, I brought the project into (TV network) NBC. They read my treatment, which involved Michael Knight and his son, and they called me up and said 'Hey, we're going ahead.'"
But it soon became clear that producers were going in a different direction: "They asked me to come in and do a cameo and promote it and I said I would. But it was not what I had in mind. I didn't get a chance to see the show until the final product and it was clearly not what it could've been. It was someone else's vision. I clearly could've brought more of Michael Knight and the past into it. The bottom line was they missed a big audience because it was not retro and that was the whole point of it - being retro. I mean everybody grew up watching that show and they loved it. They missed the point of heart, humour and action. They didn't have heart, humor and I don't know how they didn't have action."
-Pics of The Hoff
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