Starsky and Hutch TV reboot coming to Amazon from Guardians of the Galaxy writer James Gunn

Matt Sayer 1 September 2017 NEWS


Three members of the Gunn family are teaming up for the upcoming project.

Amazon has scooped up acclaimed writer James Gunn and set him to work penning the script for an upcoming TV reboot of the classic buddy-cop show Starsky and Hutch.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has ordered a script for the show from Gunn, with plans to begin production if the script proves to Amazon's liking. Gunn devised the idea for the show between his time writing and producing Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and is teaming up with his brother Brian Gunn and cousin Mark Gunn to bring it to life.

"Chekhov said if you have a gun in the room, it's going to go off," said Joe Lewis, Amazon's head of comedy, drama and VR. "We can't wait to see what three Gunns do with Starsky and Hutch."

Sony Pictures Television Studios owns the rights to any TV adaptations of Starsky and Hutch and will be working alongside Amazon to produce the series. There's no hint of a release date yet, but we'll keep you posted when we know more.

In other TV news, Facebook showed off its first original streaming series today.

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