Variety reports that the French are doing there own TV series remake of STARSKY AND HUTCH.
Tentatively titled "Duval and Madani," the Gallic version will be a comic cop
show liberally adapted from the original, minus the macho attitude. M6 and Sony
are planning 22 52-minute episodes for the first season, and are set to begin
lensing the pilot in the next few weeks…
…Alexandre Brasseur (France 2 skein
"Inspector Maigret") is slated to play Madani, the Gallic incarnation of David Starsky, while Laurent
Hennequin will play Duval, aka Ken Hutchinson, according to French daily Le
Parisien. They reportedly have signed for three seasons of the skein.
In a new twist, the remake will cast a woman in the role of Captain Dobey,
with Monica Cruz said to be up for the part.
Action fans are in for a treat, with stunt vet Remy Julienne reportedly
involved in the project.
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The same day I read this news, someone emailed me this link… http://mvn.net/syzygy/planet/images/viewer.html?fa
…in which Alan Moore’s superheroes indulge in writing homoerotic Starsky & Hutch slash fiction. Seemed particularly appropriate for Mr. Goldberg’s blog… enjoy!
Didn’t the Mexicans do a version as well?
I remember several years ago being asked if I was interested in doing some episodes before they decided to go with the original S & H scripts.
I think I may have even seen one of the shows on Telemundo or some such, but then my memory is shot.