Fox is Plotting “Baywatch” Reboot With Showrunner Lara Olsen

"Baywatch" - Season 1, 1989 - 1990, Billy Warlock, Erika Eleniak, Parker Stevenson, David Hasselhoff, and Shawn Weatherly. Photo by Fremantle Media/Shutterstock (700211a)

Nostalgia overload is taking Hollywood by storm, and we’ve seen many beloved TV shows rebooted in recent years. Baywatch is the next one in line, with Fox plotting a revival of the hit lifeguard drama, with Lara Olsen serving as a showrunner.

The original Baywatch was created by Michael Berk, Greg Bonann, and Doug Schwartz and it put the likes of David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson on the map. The action series centered on a group of lifeguards patrolling the beaches of LA County, and it stayed on the air for 11 seasons after surviving through syndication, despite the fact NBC canceled it after one season.

The new version of Baywatch will be written by Lara Olsen, and it will bring back “daring ocean rescues, pristine beaches, and iconic red bathing suits […], along with a whole new generation of Baywatch lifeguards, who navigate complicated, messy personal lives,” according to Fox’s official synopsis.

Olsen will also serve as the showrunner and one of the executive producers, alongside the original Baywatch creators Michael Berk, Greg Bonann, and Doug Schwartz. Fox Entertainment is co-producing the show with Fremantle, which holds the right to this franchise, and they’re developing it as a potential summer series.