“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.”
Deadline Hollywood first reported this news.