Baywatch is coming back to our screens - in the form of a documentary 3 years ago

Baywatch is coming back to our screens - in the form of a documentary

No, Zac Efron won't be making an appearance.

But David Hasselhoff will so, you know, swings and roundabouts.


A while back, the Baywatch reboot came out. It was, essentially, awful, not funny, and some of the poorest work the great Dwayne The Rock Johnson has ever put his name to.

Where was the sultry running? Where was the poignant storytelling? Where was the actual watching of the bay?!

Not in that film anyway, but look, listen, it's grand because a new Baywatch documentary is coming out and it's got a lot of the original cast involved.

And maybe even some bay watching. Who can say for sure?


According to The Hollywood Reporter, the documentary - aptly called Baywatch: The Documentary - will focus on the show's cultural and, let's be honest, historical impact during its years on the air.

The series ran from 1989 to 2001, essentially shaping the US pop culture psyche for the time during its peak and for many years after.

“We want to show the audience how it culturally shaped an entire decade,” filmmaker Matthew Felker said.


“The look and feel and tone of Baywatch bled into everything ’90s. Baywatch is about as synonymous with a decade as the Kardashians are to today’s current pop culture.”

The film was feature Baywatch royalty such as David Hasselhoff, Nicole Eggert, David Chokachi, Alexandra Paul, Erika Eleniak, Gena Lee Nolin Hulse, Jason Simmons and Jeremy Jackson.

Producers have also reached out to Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and Michael Bergin too, so here's hoping the others will be making an appearance in the doc too.


Hasselhoff told The Hollywood Reporter that he is "honoured" to be a part of the cultural moment.

"What a phenomenal experience it was to be part of the Baywatch journey from the shows first season being cancelled to lasting over 10 years to being rebooted some 30 years later," he said.

"I am honored and proud of the work our cast and crew did together. Baywatch is truly a spectacular worldwide hit and has affected millions of people and saved a lot of lives. Heart, humor and action! Baywatch forever!"

A release date for Baywatch: The Documentary has yet to be revealed, but we're hoping it's soon enough, tbh.

All over that.