The Netflix December 2021 release list is now upon us, and one of the surprises is that Netflix will receive all four seasons of the NBC classic, Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff. All four seasons and the film will arrive on Netflix in the United States on December 1, 2021.
For those born in the 90s or beyond, you may not be familiar with the classic NBC show that aired between 1982 and 1986. Knight Rider played David Hasselhoff who played the role of Michael Knight who, along with his super-advanced car, KITT, fights crime.
The series was created by Glen A. Larson, who started working with 20th Century Fox after the end of Knight Rider. Larson is known for his big shows like The Hardy Boys, Battlestar Galactica, and Quincy.
The series is currently fully available on both the NBC app (not Peacock, which is bizarre) and Starz at the time of writing. It’s unclear if the series will leave these services in favor of an exclusive on Netflix (probably not).
Now the question you may have is, how long will? Knight Rider be on Netflix? Well, that’s not clear. We’ve seen a lot of licenses for Netflix for shorter periods in recent years, as providers want to take more control over their properties. Our best guess right now is that Netflix will have the show for a year or two, but don’t be surprised if it’s shorter.
Knight Rider 2000 will also fall as part of the Dec 1. We first reported that the movie would be coming to Netflix US on November 3.
Time to spend some time with the Hoff!
Knight Rider 2000 will be released on Netflix in the United States on December 1. pic.twitter.com/xsbxb9Morb
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Licenses to Netflix could, of course, spark interest in a rumored reboot that Hasselhoff reconfirmed in the summer. The last we officially heard about a new Knight Rider movie was in August 2020, where TJ Fixman was on board to produce the script and Spyglass Media and James Wan. Could this mean the new movie is coming exclusively to Netflix? Time will tell.
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