The female-led reimagining of the cult-classic series Starsky & Hutch is dividing the internet

A remaster of the detective duo series Starsky & Hutch is rumored to be in the works at Fox Studios, but there’s a big twist in the script as instead of the two male buddies running around solving crimes, this time the cast will be women be leading the investigation.

According to Fox Entertainment, scriptwriting is already underway and a final decision will be made after considering the potential of the scripts. If accepted, the duo will solve crimes in their offbeat town and slowly unravel the mysteries surrounding their fathers’ imprisonment for a crime they did not commit 15 years ago.

Famous 70’s show Starsky & Hutch to get a remake

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Female-led remake of Starsky & Hutch in the works at Fox Studios

The popular crime-fighting detective series Starsky & Husky is most likely to be remade as rumors surrounding the matter have recently surfaced, as famed writer Sam Sklaver, who wrote The Prodigal Son, and showrunner Elizabeth Peterson are appointed to bring it to fruition. In addition, the project is overseen by multi-billion dollar entertainment studios such as Fox Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. The original series was created back in the 1970s and ran for 4 years from 1975 to 1979, providing quality content to its viewers.

The famous Starsky & Hutch

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‘#StarskyandHutch’ remake in the works at #Fox @FOXTV

β€” Son of Coul πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡«πŸ‡· CinΓ© & SΓ©ries 🎦 πŸ“Ί (@SHIELDZephyrOne) February 17, 2023

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I see they reboot Starsky and Hutch with the obligatory wake-up PC switch to female leads, blah blah

Stop. I’m a woman and I’ll watch it as many times as I’ve watched the Ghostbusters reboot ie never πŸ™„

β€” Mini Maiden (@MinxGenie) February 17, 2023

I can’t wait to see Incels pretend to care about Starsky and Hutch and throw a tantrum because they’re making a new one with… LADIES!

β€” Simon Panneton β€” Author (@spanneton) February 17, 2023

Starsky and Hutch should never be remade. It was so good. Huggie Bear was great.

β€” TONY FERRAGAMO Jr. (@AVMEADOW) February 17, 2023


Not that #StarskyAndHutch is too valuable to be remade, nor do I mind flipping it, but why not original characters? What does the half-century-old show add? Besides the titular characters, #HuggyBear or the red and white #GranTorino, can anyone name another character?

β€” Ken from Chicago (@KenFromChicago) February 17, 2023

absolutely not!! They had their Cagney and Lacy and Rizzoli & Isles, Charlie’s Angels. we do NOT need a “female” Starsky and Hutch, period!! Leave our Starsky and Hutch alone. By the way, I WILL NOT watch a stupid female-only remake, I am one.😑🀑

β€” Default (@starskitty12) February 17, 2023

Way to ruin Starsky and Hutch

β€” MissyJMβ€οΈπŸ™πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡² (@MelJM74) February 17, 2023

The show’s “reimagining” will cast two female actors, Sasha Starsky and Nicole Hutchinson, in place of the previously portrayed male actors, and throughout the series, the duo’s hard-built friendship and excellence will be showcased while bypassing their off-beat in Desert City solve a series of crimes and unravel the mystery behind their fathers’ illegal imprisonment for a crime they didn’t commit. Although this happened 15 years ago, the last thing they would run out of is their enthusiasm to seek the truth.

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The 2004 Starsky & Hutch action comedy

Starsky & Hutch is a hilarious action film that brings Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson together to play the iconic duo of David Starsky and Kenneth Hutchinson as they fight crime in their town, bring criminals to jail, and unravel various mysteries hiding in their town going on. The street cop duo embark on their greatest journey to bust their city’s largest drug dealership, run by drug lord Feldman, with the help of a police spy working for them.

Starsky & Hutch

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The film was very well received by both viewers and critics and was also a big box office hit at the time. With an estimated total budget of approximately $60 million, the film grossed more than $170 million upon its worldwide release. The film also won various awards like MTV Award, World Stunt Awards and BMI Film & TV Awards during its time as well as various other nominations like Golden Trailer Awards, People’s Choice Awards and many others.

Starsky & Hutch is available to stream on Prime Video

Source: The Hollywood Reporter