Well, fans, we knew it was only a matter of time. Soaps.com has learned that Justin Bruening, ex-Jamie, who starred in the Knight Rider television movie last winter will now star in the new Knight Rider television series on NBC!

The series will begin in the fall. Justin Bruening will play Mike Tracer, a former Army Ranger. He, Sarah, KITT’s designer, and KITT, a super-computer of a car fight crime together.

The movie, which aired in February, was a back-door pilot. A two-hour long television movie made to give the networks an idea of how a series would be received by viewers. According to information from Nielsen Ratings, four in ten households tuned in to the movie; there were more than 10 million viewers watching television that night, a staggering number considering the writer’s strike.