A drama series that aired for four years in the 1960s is the latest classic show to get the reboot treatment. Deadline.com reports that “Route 66,” a CBS action show that aired from 1960-1964, is in development by David Ellender’s Slingshot Global Media.
The original series starred Martin Milner along with first George Maharis and later Glenn Corbett, but just as big a star in the series was the Chevrolet Corvette in which the main characters traveled.
“The remake will build on the original concept, chronicling the journey of two young adventurers traveling through the Heartland of America in their cool sports car, encountering people from all walks of life and exploring the social problems and changing mores of the time,” the story reports.
Said Ellender: “The original series was hugely popular not only in the U.S., but also internationally, and we thought this could be a great concept to reformulate for the modern era. The premise is the same, but the United States is a different landscape than it was 50 years ago and we can’t wait to explore the multitude of diverse social issues confronting the nation today.”
Slingshot will produce and distribute the reboot, with Kirk Hallam executive producing.
“Route 66” (CBS)