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Three cast for ''Knight Rider'' pilot

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Bruce Davison (CBS’ Close to Home), Wayne Kasserman (Spike’s The Kill Point), and Greg Ellis (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Beowulf) have been cast in NBC’s two-hour movie/backdoor pilot Knight Rider. The movie centers on Mike Tracer (Justin Bruening), Michael Knight’s son he never knew he had. David Hasshelhoff, who played Michael Knight in NBC’s original 1980s TV series, will reprise his role for the movie. The story follows Tracer, recruited by his childhood best friend, Sarah Graiman (Deanna Russo), and her physicist father, Charles (Davison), as he joins the Knight Foundation, a group committed to mitigating damage done by private, covert military contractors. To help them achieve their goals, Charles creates a second-generation talking KITT car, which a shady millionaire tries to steal. Ellis will play one of the villains. Kasserman plays Tracer’s race car driver roommate and friend who joins the Knight Rider team. NBC plans on airing the telepic/pilot later this season, and if successful, the network could have a new Knight Rider series on the air soon as next fall. (Hollywood Reporter)

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