CBS is developing a contemporary remake of the classic 1970s cop series “The Streets of San Francisco,” which starred Michael Douglas and Karl Malden.
The Hollywood Reporter says feature writer Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard) and “Numb3rs” producer Robert Port are writing the script, with Simon West on board to direct the potential pilot.
CBS Paramount TV, which owns the rights to Quinn Martin Productions’ original series, is producing the new take that has received a script order from the network.
Turner and Port, a certified member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, had worked on reinventing “Streets” for the past seven months. They spent time in San Francisco, riding along with SFPD cops.
The trade adds that the remake will keep key elements from the original series: the title, the names of the two main characters and, of course, the backdrop of the City by the Bay. The series will also feature elements of a traditional crime procedural.