James Gunn is rebooting the TV show Starsky and Hutch

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The man behind Guardians of the Galaxy is lending his talents to television next by rebooting the 1970s cop show Starsky and Hutch.

Starsky and Hutch are cruising their way back to the small screen!

In a new article from The Hollywood Reporter, it is being confirmed that the 70s cop show is in the process of being rebooted. Filmmaker James Gunn, who directed and co-wrote Guardians of the Galaxy, will be penning the script. Pending availability, Gunn might be directing the show as well.

As of right now, no script has been completed, and Sony is only shopping the pitch around to broadcasters. The THR article notes that there are multiple bidders, which isn’t surprising considering Gunn’s involvement. We will have to wait and see which network ultimately signs this reboot series on.

Assisting Gunn with the script will be his brother, Brian Gunn, and cousin Mark Gunn. Apparently the Gunn family are big fans of Starsky and Hutch, as rebooting it seems to be a family collaboration. All three will also serve as executive producers.

After starting life as a 1975 TV movie, Starsky and Hutch morphed into a TV show which lasted four seasons long. The series had a feature film adaptation in 2004 starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. This new series will likely be the start of its own new canon, unrelated to the TV series or this film.

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We will have to see what happens, but this ought to be interesting. As a fan of James Gunn I have faith in him, although I’m typically leery of remakes. Be on the lookout for more updates as the project develops.