David Hasselhoff Just Confirmed That ‘Knight Rider’ Is Making a Comeback, And All Our ’80s Dreams Are Coming True
It’s all thanks to ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2.’
If Knight Rider makes it back to the small screen, you can thank the director of Guardians of the Galaxy 2.
In a video chat with TMZ, David Hasselhoff explains that Guardians director James Gunn was a big fan of The Hoff’s show about a man and his talking car. This led to the actor’s appearance in the movie— when Chris Pratt’s Star Lord recalls fantasizing that Hasselhoff was his dad.
According to Hasselhoff, his part in Guardians also led to what sounds like a serious effort to revive the ’80s hit.
If you haven’t clicked yet, Hasselhoff says he embraces his TV legacy, “Especially Knight Rider,” and “now we are in talks about maybe bringing it back as a series, which is unbelievable.”
Hasselhoff goes on to say, “It’s cool because all the people that have seen all the other re-boots of Knight Rider and didn’t like it are saying ‘let it be true to what it was’—so let me be the old guy.”
Fortunately for cheese lovers everywhere, Hasselhoff’s involvement in Guardians also led to the silly, hilarious throwback song above. If you didn’t know Gunn wrote the lyrics, you’d be forgiven for thinking “Guardians Inferno” was an actual throwback disco hit.
We’re ready to see The Hoff in the driver’s seat again, and so is he. As he says in the video, “I can’t run, I can’t fight, I can’t jump but I can still drive.”
It isn’t clear whether Hasselhoff’s statements are linked to this. Whatever happens, someone hand this man the key.