Starsky & Hutch Reboot News & Update: 1970s Detective Show to Cast Female Leads



Fox is reportedly working on a Starsky & Hutch reboot. While information about the program is scarce, the remake is expected to have a female-led cast.

The specifics of this project are yet to be determined. Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn, however, told The Hollywood Reporter that he expects to have a pair of scripts from two prominent writers and showrunners: Sam Sklaver, co-creator of Fox's crime drama Prodigal Son, and Elizabeth Peterson, who is currently writing the Fox drama Jenny Is a Weapon and has previously written for HBO.

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A Modern Take on Starsky & Hutch

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is currently being set up at Fox using its script-to-series methodology, which means that the network's executives will receive a first peek at the show's scripts before officially greenlighting it.

The Starsky & Hutch reboot will reportedly center on a pair of female detectives, Sasha Starsky and Nicole Hutchinson.

The two will "solve crimes in the offbeat town of Desert City while staying true to their friendship, their awesomeness, and somehow also trying to unravel the mystery behind who sent their fathers to prison 15 years ago for a crime they didn't commit," according to the show's synopsis.

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Who Will Star in the Starsky & Hutch Reboot?

There has been no word on potential casting for Starsky or Hutchinson.

The series is being produced by Fox Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, with the latter having produced the original series as Columbia Pictures TV. The original Starsky & Hutch premiered in 1975 and followed two police detectives on a series of escapades in the imaginary town of Bay City, California. Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul portrayed detectives David Starsky and Kenneth Hutchinson in the show.

The show's legacy spawned a 2004 feature film adaptation directed by Todd Phillips, which starred Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as the lead characters. During its successful box office run, the picture grossed $170 million. In addition to the film, Starsky & Hutch spawned a computer game based on the series in 2003.

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The Starsky & Hutch reboot is only one of several projects in the works at Fox. In addition to Starsky and Hutch and Jenny Is a Weapon, the network is working with Sony Pictures on Doc, a new medical drama.

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