Starsky & Hutch: Reimagining of TV Show with Females in the Leads

The network is developing a female-led update of the 1970s detective show.

The modern “reimagining” of Starsky & Hutch will center on two female detectives, Sasha Starsky and Nicole Hutchinson

Fire up the Gran Torino: An update of the 1970s cop show Starsky & Hutch is in the offing.

Fox is developing the project, which will be feature two female characters in the title roles, via its script-to-series model.

Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn expects to have at least two scripts from writers-showrunners Sam Sklaver (Prodigal Son) and Elizabeth Peterson (The Resident) before making a decision on it.

Sony Pictures TV, which as Columbia Pictures TV produced the original series, and Fox Entertainment are producing.

The modern “reimagining” of Starsky & Hutch will center on two female detectives, Sasha Starsky and Nicole Hutchinson.
They solve crimes in the offbeat town of Desert City while staying true to their friendship, and also trying to unravel the mystery behind who sent their fathers to prison 15 years ago for a crime they didn’t commit.

William Blinn created the original series, which ran from 1975 to 1979 on ABC and starred David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser in the title roles.

Others included Antonio Fargas as Huggy Bear, the two detectives’ informant, and a cherry-red Ford Gran Torino with  white stripe across its sides and roof. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Snoop Dogg starred in a 2004 feature film that paid homage to/ironically winked at the series.

Peterson is currently part of mini writers room developing Jenny Is a Weapon at Fox and previously worked on Prodigal Son and HBO’s The Leftovers and The Newsroom. Peterson is repped by CAA and Lichter Grossman.