According to FilmRise the series, which stars Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox, will be made available on Amazon Prime Video, through its Prime Video Direct self-service programme. Commenting, FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher said: “We are thrilled to have concluded a deal with Warner Bros. to bring this television favourite to Amazon’s Prime Video audience. The show is a perfect fit for Prime Video, which boasts an ever-expanding catalogue of classic film and TV.”
A mainstay of NBC’s primetime line-up, CHiPs ran for six seasons between 1977 and 1983. The franchise, which focuses on a pair of California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers, also got a movie reboot in 2017 (though this is separate from the FilmRise deal).
Max Einhorn, VP of acquisitions at FilmRise, negotiated the deal for FilmRise. CHiPs is the latest in a series of classic titles acquired by FilmRise. Others include Hell’s Kitchen and 3rd Rock from the Sun.