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Baywatch remake in the works at Fremantle

Talking to a number of different streamers and networks about it

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A big day for IP milkage news today, and the succession of franchise-skewed news continues with reports that classic ’80s drama “Baywatch” is being eyed for a remake

Deadline reports that Fremantle has been developing a reboot of David Hasselhoff’s classic beach drama series and is talking to a number of different streamers and networks about it. There’s no creatives attached to the project.

The current reboot is not the first time that the company has considered bringing “Baywatch” back. Back in 2018, Fremantle International COO Bob McCourt told Deadline that a remake has “definitely been discussed” after remastering the old episodes into high definition to sell to global broadcasters.

“I think we thought the film might have given us reason to reboot the TV series, but given the mixed reviews that didn’t happen straight away. I think if this remastered version is sold extensively and a new audience comes to Baywatch, then it will give us a real indication as to whether a new series could be successful. We would definitely think seriously about making a new series and maybe we’ll get approached by some broadcasters about making one,” he said.

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