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Reboot to get its kicks on Route 66

1960s series which centred around two young adventurers travelling through America in a sports car is on the comeback trail.

2014-12-05_0946The latest US series to get a remake is 1960s action drama Route 66.

The series, which originally aired on CBS from 1960 – 1964, centred around two young adventurers travelling through the heartland of America in a sports car, exploring the social problems and changing mores of the time.

Co-created by producer Herbert B. Leonard (Rin Tin Tin) and Stirling Silliphant (In The Heat Of The Night) it starred Martin Milner and George Maharis, while guest stars included Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Ron Howard, Burt Reynolds, and Martin Sheen.

A search is now underway for a writer with the series to be produced by Slingshot Global Media.

“The original series was hugely popular not only in the U.S., but also internationally, and we thought this could be a great concept to reformulate for the modern era,” said Slingshot CEO David Ellender. “The premise is the same, but the United States is a different landscape than it was 50 years ago and we can’t wait to explore the multitude of diverse social issues confronting the nation today.”

No network is yet attached.

Source: Deadline

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