×

‘A-Team’ TV Remake in the Works

The A-Team” is the latest iconic project to receive the TV remake treatment, as Variety has confirmed that 20th Century Fox TV is in early talks to bring back Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo’s 1980s action series.

The project would offer a contemporary take on the NBC series remembered by most for starring Mr. T and his penchant for gold accessories (other stars included George Peppard, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, as well as many, many guest stars — some of whom played themselves). Keeping with the times, this version would include female members of the American Special Forces group.

“Fast & Furious” writer-producer Chris Morgan is executive producing this version with Cannell’s daughter, TV director Tawnia McKiernan (“Criminal Minds,” “Warehouse 13”). It is penned by “Sleepy Hollow” exec producer Albert Kim.

A feature film version of “The A-Team” was released in 2010 and starred Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper. It grossed $77,222,099 domestically.

This reboot comes at a time when Hollywood is heavy on nostalgia. This week alone sees ABC’s premiere of “The Muppets,” which opened strong on Tuesday, and NBC’s “Heroes Reborn,” which has a two-hour premiere tonight. Friday also marks the Season 6 premiere of CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0.”

Revivals of “The X-Files” and “Twin Peaks” are also in the works. Attempted remakes of classic action shows that didn’t fare so well include “Knight Rider,” “Ironside” and “The Bionic Woman.”

Deadline Hollywood first reported this news.

More TV

  • Paradigm Agency Cuts 30 Staff Positions,

    Paradigm Agency Cuts 30 Staff Positions, Mostly in Music

    Paradigm has made a significant cut to its staff, laying off about 30 agents and support staff or 4% of its employees, Variety has confirmed. Sources said most of the layoffs were in the music area at the agency and took place Friday.. Paradigm, which had about 700 employees prior to the layoffs, had no [...]

  • Edward Burns'Alex Cross' film premiere, Los

    Edward Burns Dramedy, Blumhouse TV Docuseries in Development at Epix

    Epix is eyeing some potential new additions on both the scripted and unscripted front. Network president Michael Wright unveiled Epix’s development slate, which includes two scripted projects and three prospective docuseries, at its Television Critics’ Association winter press tour day. One of the two scripted series hails from Edward Burns who is best known for [...]

  • Kim Kardashian WestFashion Group International's Night

    Kim Kardashian West 'Goes to War' on Mass Incarceration in Documentary Trailer (Watch)

    Kim Kardashian West is going to war on mass incarceration. Oxygen has released the trailer for her documentary “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” which sees the media personality declare that “there is a mass incarceration problem in the United States.” The two-hour documentary, premiering Sunday, April 5, captures Kardashian West as she explores the [...]

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Duchess of

    Harry and Meghan Will Give Up Royal Titles, Repay U.K. for House Renovation

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will lose their royal titles of “His Royal Highness” or “Her Royal Highness,” when they step back as senior members of the United Kingdom’s royal family, according to a new statement from Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace. However, the duo will maintain the moniker of Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The [...]

  • Grey's Anatomy deaths

    The Top 13 ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Deaths Ranked

    If there’s anyone that knows how to deliver a heart-wrenching death scene, it’s the team behind ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” Created by Shonda Rhimes, the broadcast medical drama came out of the gate in 2005 with literal life and death stakes for its characters. Being set in a hospital meant that mortality was a constant theme [...]

  • Jeffrey Epstein

    'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein' Docuseries Gets Greenlight at Lifetime

    Lifetime has officially ordered the four-hour documentary series “Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.” The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Saturday. The series was originally announced as in development last summer and is expected to air this summer on Lifetime. Hailing from Emmy-winner Robert Friedman’s Bungalow Media + Entertainment, Anne Sundberg [...]

  • Lorena Gallo, Lorena Bobbitt. Documentary subject

    Lorena Bobbitt Biopic Greenlit at Lifetime

    Lorena Bobbitt’s story is getting the biopic treatment. Lifetime has greenlit “I Was Lorena Bobbitt,” a feature about the woman who became a household name and made tabloid headlines when she cut off her husband’s penis with a knife in 1993 after years of abuse. Bobbitt was the subject of a Jordan Peele-produced Amazon docuseries [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content