The ‘A-Team’ is Getting a TV Reboot
The “A-Team” is getting another reboot, but this time it’s TV.
20th Century Fox is teaming up with the writer-producer of “Fast & Furious” Chris Morgan to bring us a reboot of the classic TV series “The A-Team.” In addition to Morgan, “Sleepy Hollow” executive producer Albert Kim is set to write the script and the daughter of original creator Stephen J. Cannell, Tawnia McKiernan, is also attached in some form.
The new script is said to follow much like the classic show’s script was laid out. A group of unlikely American Special Forces operatives form an unlikely team acting as soldiers of fortune.
The original show featured John “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard), Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Dirk Benedict), “Howling Mad” Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and B.A. “Bad Attitude” Baracus (Mr. T). Since then we have already seen one pseudo reboot occur with the 2010 film adaptation that starred Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. The film had a production budget of $110 million but only pulled $77 million domestically and a total of $177 million worldwide. Despite being in the positive, Hollywood would not consider the film to be a success due to other undisclosed costs.
Despite the semi-failure at the box office, 20th Century Fox may be thinking that “The A-Team” will do much better where it originally gained fame which is on television. There is currently no time table set for the release of the series as TV lineups can be rather crowded. There is also no word on whether or not we’ll see appearances from any original cast members and who the new cast shall be. For now stay tuned as we continue to cover the project as it progresses.
Do you think “The A-Team” should get a reboot? Would you watch the series or are there enough reboots?
This was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter
I really liked the movie. I don’t think I’d be up for a re-boot of the TV show. That sort of campiness just doesn’t play to TV execs, so they’d likely make it something I’m not interested in watching.