Things did not go well for 20th Century Fox when they released a big screen reboot of The A-Team, but because there obviously aren’t already enough TV shows which are prequels, sequels, or remakes, they’re now bringing these characters to the small screen.
The A-Team was a hit back in the 1980s, and this contemporary remake is coming from executive producer Chris Morgan (Furious 7) and the daughter of the show’s creator, TV director Tawnia McKiernan. Sleepy Hollow executive producer Albert Kim is writing the adaptation, which is described as follows:
The new A-Team revolves around a diverse team of American Special Forces operatives. Unlike the original all-male squad, the new team will include both male and female members. The group have been framed for a crime they didn’t commit and set out to clear their names by uncovering the black-ops conspiracy that set them up. Along the way, they are driven to help those in need by using their singular military skills, high-tech expertise, and often conflicting individual approaches. It’s a fun episodic mission-of-the-week show that mixes big action-adventure sequences with compelling characters, inventive cons and lots of humor.
Seeing as this new team will consist of male and female members, it’s hard to say whether we’ll be getting different versions of the classic foursome or totally new creations in a series which follows the same formula. Either way, it’s an interesting direction to take The A-Team franchise in, and could work really well if it’s handled the right way.
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