The year is 1982. Drugs and violence run rampant like never before, and the dawn of sophisticated computer technology casts the shadow of industrial espionage. Criminals, given silent backing by the rich and powerful, have virtually free reign to ply their wicked trade, with under-funded, under-trained and sometimes even corruptible law enforcers as their only hurdles.
Wilton Knight, a brilliant, billionaire philanthropist, owner of one of the last great self-built empires, is all too aware of the dire state of affairs. Dying of illness, his last gift to the world is the Foundation for Law and Government, a way to strike back at the villains who infest the shadows of society and from them oppress the innocent. His Foundation explores many an avenue towards this goal. The most expensive of these is easily the Pilot Program: one man and one car. Together, one hammer of justice.
Knight Rider. A shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.