There’s a report today that reckons 1970s cop drama CHiPs may be getting a remake. With Hawaii Five-O in production should we really be that surprised?
CHiPs, the buddy / cop series on the Californian Highway Patrol, aired from 1977 to 1983, making stars of Erik Estrada (and his sunglasses) as Officer Francis “Ponch” Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as Officer Jonathan “Jon” Baker.
Deadline Hollywood reports the new version is under the watch of Numb3rs creators Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton as writer / producers and Topher Grace -who will not be starring.
No network is yet involved.
The WB Television Network first tried mounting a remake of CHiPs 8 years ago for NBC, with Doug Liman and Dave Bartis producing but amounted to little more than 2 scripts.
Warner Bros, which owns the rights to the original series, also has been trying to get a feature remake off the ground.
Hope they don’t change the theme toon. It’s groooovy.
Source: Deadline Hollywood