The remake will feature both male and female 'A-Team' members
A new TV version of classic ’80s action series The A-Team is in the works at 20th Century Fox.
Fast & Furious writer-producer Chris Morgan is executive producing the remake alongside Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of the original show’s co-creator Stephen J. Cannells. Albert Kim, executive producer of TV’s Sleepy Hollow, is on board as a writer.
The original A-Team series ran on NBC for five season between 1983 and 1987 and followed an all-male team of US Army Special Forces operatives trying to clear their name after being framed for a crime they didn’t commit. According to Deadline, the all-new A-Team will update the original firmat by featuring both male and female members.
The new TV series, which is being conceived as a “fun episodic mission-of-the-week show”, is the second attempt to bring back the The A-Team following a 2010 movie starring Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper. The film opened to mixed reviews and performed disappointingly at the box office, causing a planned sequel to be cancelled.
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