The Iconic Red Swimsuits are Coming Back! ‘Baywatch’ Remake In the Works
It seems as if everything is getting a remake these days and Baywatch is no exception. Once one of the most popular shows on television, fans tuned in each week to see all of those babes in red swimsuits running in slow motion on the beach. There was drama, romance, crime, and of course, sharks. The show followed a group of lifeguards who worked on the beaches of Los Angeles and later Hawaii.
Fremantle has reportedly been in talks about making a reboot of the show with several broadcasting networks and streaming services. David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, David Charvet, Yasmine Bleeth, Carmen Electra, Nicole Eggert, and more starred in the original series. While no names have been attached to the new project, Electra has said in the past that she would be interested in reprising her role as Lani McKenzie if a reboot ever happened.
‘Baywatch’ may be coming back
In addition, some stars have thrown their hat in the ring about being cast in a reboot. Former WWE star Mandy Rose has shared that she would love to appear in a new Baywatch series and even responded to a post about the reboot with two eyeball emojis, further expressing her interest or hinting that she is already in talks with producers.
The original series ran for 10 seasons and sparked a two-hour reunion movie called Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, a show called Baywatch Nights, and a 2017 remake film starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Originally airing from 1989 until 2001, it was once the most-watched television series globally and garnered over one billion views per week. Since the original was so successful, it makes sense that they would want to remake the series for a new audience and casting will be key.
Several years ago, Fremantle International COO Bob McCourt said, “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.”
Would you watch a new modernized version of Baywatch?