The A-Team is the latest US series getting a remake.
Deadline reports 20th Century Fox TV is developing a contemporary take on Stephen J. Cannell’s 1980s action series.
The original ran for five seasons and revolved around four former commandos-turned-mercenaries — John “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard), Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Dirk Benedict), H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and strongman, B.A. (Bad Attitude) Baracus (Mr. T) -making a pop-culture star of the latter (he had previously made a few films).
The new A-Team revolves around a diverse team of American Special Forces operatives, but will include both male and female members. The group has 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.
Sleepy Hollow executive producer Albert Kim is writing the new version. Fast & Furious writer-producer Chris Morgan will executive produce the project with Cannell’s daughter, TV director Tawnia McKiernan.
The A-Team was also reworked as a feature starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson and Sharlto Copley in 2010.