Many episodes will be based on scripts from the original show. The French version will be called “Madani and Duval” and I imagine the boys will be hanging out with a street-smart pimp-like character named “Huggy Beret” and tool around in a bright red Renault with white stripes down the side.
The French love American television, but they also have a legal requirement that no more than 40% of their programs be of non-European origin. Jerry Lewis movie imports alone bring them up to their 40% limit, so they must produce their own versions of American hits.
“Starsky and Hutch” is also a big hit in Greece, say producers
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