After changing its line-up and direction from the initial two-hour pilot for the series proper, Knight Rider is in for another reshuffle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The aim is to bring the show closer in tone with the original Eighties show, and three cast members are losing their places as a result. Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Yancey Arias and Bruce Davison will not be returning after the series’ initial 13-episode order.
“It’s a reboot,” showrunner Gary Scott Thompson has said of the decision. “We’re moving away from the terrorist-of-the-week formula and closer to the original, making it a show about a man and his car going out and helping more regular people, everymen.”