Ready for some '90s nostalgia? The red swimsuit-clad hotties are back for some running ... or will they do a silly walk? In any case, the Baywatch dudes and babes have returned and are breaking out the big guns. Just don't say the "B" word.
A movie starring seven actors from the hit show has been in the works since 2011 (above, you can watch a video the stars posted on their website, in which they post updates about how they continue to hang out and what they've been up to).
The action comedy film, The B Team, will show the actors playing crime fighters and parodies of themselves. This year, none other than British Monty Python star John Cleese joined the cast. He will play a villain.
The cast members are: Alexandra Paul (Stephanie), Kelly Packard (April, and also known for her role as Tiffani in California Dreams), Jaason Simmons (Logan), Jeremy Jackson (Hobie—one of two), GregAlan Williams (Garner), Michael Bergin (J.D.) and David Chokachi (Cody).
An official cast image depicts the seven Baywatch alumni standing on a beach with revolvers and a machine gun. Your mind swimming yet? Keep reading, it gets better. And while they are not wearing their iconic red swimsuits, the outfits will be featured in the movie, the UK newspaper The Independent reported on July 7.
The original Baywatch series, one of the world's most popular shows, aired in syndication from 1989 to 2001. And this isn't quite a reunion, as the B Team stars have never appeared all together on the same season.
"The B Team is an action comedy with some reality thrown in," Paul told the Independent. "We play ourselves, so the audience might not know what is true-to-life and what is made up for the movie. And that is exactly what we want."
"Were we really agents for the U.S. government during our heyday?" she added. "The CIA has used famous people as spies before."
The most famous Baywatch alumni, Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff (pictured above, with Jackson and other cast members), are not officially attached to The B Team, which is unaffiliated with Baywatch's production company, Fremantle Media.
And in a bid to avoid legal issues, the word "Baywatch" will never be heard in the film. Luckily, British director Chris Cottam has found creative workarounds.
In places where the word would otherwise be mentioned, an explosion will be heard or a vase will be knocked over, he told The Independent.
"It becomes a running joke," said Cottam. "It's a comic device that gets us through a lot of issues."