• Jan 9th 2008 at 12:59PM
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click above image to view 2-minute Knight Rider preview video

We've claimed from the beginning that the new Knight Rider TV series is going to suck, and while we still believe that this is a not brand that'll hold up well to being updated, a new commercial on NBC at least gives us hope. Being nearly two minutes long, this new spot is more like a mini behind-the-scenes documentary in which the writer/producer of the show explains a few things and we're introduced to the new Michael Knight played by some ex-soap star named Justin Bruening. Bruening explains to the camera that his new series is not a remake, it's "a sequel of the original series." Well, sequels are always better than the original right? Follow the jump to view the video in full that contains a number of actual scenes from the upcoming 2-hour movie premiere. You can also check out the previously released 15-second and 30-second spots. Thanks for the tip, Phil!

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeesh, that car just doesn't match Kitt.
      • 7 Years Ago

      What do you think the NBC executives are doing recently?

      A) Busy getting high.
      B) Busy getting laid.
      C) Being more ignorant and arrogant than ever.
      D) All of the above.

      • 7 Years Ago
      actually... it looks kinda sweet now...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can Imagen everyones reaction..."oh they brought back Knight Rider! hey did it not have a Firebird in it? what the hecks that riced out Mustang doing there? oh well, i wounder how the new Firebird looks....wait a second Pontiac dosent make it anymore? better go buy a G37 or something..." =)
      • 7 Years Ago

      Come on, Ford Mustang is not sophisticated enough to pull this off. One of my best friends owns a Mustang GT so I rode in it all the time, while I think its styling and build quality are better than the previous generations, it's fit and finish is still sub par. Although if you only care about having the horsepower, rear wheel drive, and affordable pricing, Mustangs are hard to beat.

      Personally, I think they should at least use a '09 Camaro (with a much needed interior update) as Kitt. After all, the new Camaro is more futuristic looking, which can be better portrait as a high-tech sports car that the show is trying to market. Oh, and I don't think using an unpopular actor (Justin Bruening) is helping either.

      • 7 Years Ago
      I love Mustangs and I agree that the Mustang doesn't seem to fit, the show will have to be really good to make up for that.

      But if you actually go back and look, the Firebird they used in original the show looks like crap. Ugly ass black plastic hubcaps were not futuristic, even in 1983.

      I do like the dual scanners coming together in the middle though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i hate that gille it looks like a ricer grille but not chromed.

      • 7 Years Ago
      EEEWWWWWWWWW, a mustang of all the cars out there.. and no original voice for KITT... WATCH, couple of episodes and it'll go down the tube....

      I hate the new voice, it doesn't even sound good for a replacement... The AUDI S5 is a sweeter lookin and feelin ride than the GT500... Ford can't afford to pay its workers but has the mula to go paying NBC for their ride. Go figure....

      I really dont have high hopes for this series...
      • 7 Years Ago
      How come the filter at work blocks the video from here, but not jalopnik? Stupid internets. :(((
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, that is booty.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A jet black Z06 would have been a much better choice. Oh well, at least K.I.T.T. is not an EVO.

      Dukes of Hazzard next?
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's going to suck alright.
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