Knight Rider is an American reimagined television action series developed by David Andron and based on the 1982 TV series of the same title (created by Glen A. Larson) and the 2008 television movie, which takes place 25 years after the original Knight Rider series.
The series aired in the USA on NBC from 24 September, 2008 to 4 March, 2009. It was not renewed for a second season. There are 17 hour-long episodes in the series.
Knight Rider premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Sunday 18 April 2010, at 19h30. New episodes air weekly.
The iconic 1980s television classic comes roaring back to life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand).
Absolutely the coolest car ever created, KITT is equipped with an "AI" (artificial intelligence) that is capable of hacking almost any system.
Its weapons systems match that of a jet fighter, and its body is capable of actually transforming into other vehicles and using sophisticated holographic imagery to elude villains.
Knight Rider stars Justin Bruening, Deanna Russo, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Bruce Davison, Yancey Arias and Paul Campbell. Smith Cho began as a guest star and was promoted to series regular by Episode 13.
David Bartis, Doug Liman and Gary Scott Thompson are executive producers. Based on characters created by Glen Larson, Knight Rider is from Universal Media Studios and Dutch Oven Productions.