Starsky & Hutch remake: David Soul wants "old fart" reboot with Paul Michael Glaser

23 February 2023, 13:43

Starsky and Hutch 2004 reboot movie trailer

By Mayer Nissim

Starsky & Hutch is set for a female-led reboot, but the original Hutch fancies a comeback.

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Starsky & Hutch was one of the most iconic TV shows of the 1970s.

It ran for 93 episodes between 1975 and 1979, starring David Soul as Ken 'Hutch' Hutchison and Paul Michael Glaser as Dave Starsky.

The characters returned in a hit 2004 movie which featured Ben Stiller as Starsky and Owen Wilson as Hutch, with a supporting cast including rapper Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear and Vince Vaughn as villainous kingpin Reese Feldman.

It was announced earlier this month that there were plans to "reimagine" the original show with a female-led cast.

Written by Sam Sklaver and Elizabeth Peterson, the show will follow detectives Sasha Starsky and Nicole Hutchison as they investigate crimes in Desert City.

Starsky and Hutch
Starsky and Hutch. Picture: Alamy

What's more, this duo will aim to discover the truth behind the wrongful imprisonment of their fathers, with speculation from fans that these men may be the original Starsky & Hutch.

In response to the news, original Hutch actor David Soul has suggested that instead of a brand-new reboot, he and Glaser return to the characters made famous.

"Every article mentions the ‘original’ actors by name," he said on Twitter.

"So why not just reboot Paul and me—as a couple of old farts solving piddly-ass crimes at the assisted living facility where we would now live? Who can do Starsky and Hutch better than him and me?"

He had some backing from another era-defining star, when Lydia Carter – who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s TV show – replied with her support for the idea, saying: "I'd watch this."

An about-turn isn't completely out of the question, as the planned reboot isn't definite just yet.

Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn told The Hollywood Reporter that there isn't a firm decision on the project and won't be until its writers come up with at least two scripts.