Starsky & Hutch: 1970s Cop Drama Revival in Development at Amazon

Starsky Hutch Reboot Amazon Series

The boys are (officially) back in town.

Amazon is developing James Gunn’s Starsky & Hutch revival, the streaming video service announced Thursday.

The continuation, first announced earlier in August, comes from Sony Pictures TV Studios.

The new take on Starsky & Hutch is described as a “character-driven, one-hour procedural” that is a continuation of the original series that “deconstructs the buddy-cop genre in the same entertaining way that [Guardians of the Galaxy director] Gunn did with the science-fiction genre.”

The potential series will be written by Brian Gunn (James’ brother) and Mark Gunn (James’ cousin) — who will executive-produce, alongside James Gunn — based on an idea from James.

 “When I was a kid, Starsky & Hutch was the first ‘adult’ show I ever saw, and I fell in love,” James Gunn said via statement. “It instilled in me a lifelong love of gritty street shows, of killer 70’s threads, and muscle cars… At Amazon I believed we would have the most freedom to create something that is different, challenges the audience, and that strays outside the parameters of genre from time to time.”