'A-Team' Reboot in the Works

The popular 1980s action-comedy series 'The A-Team' is returning to television with a contemporary twist.

The memorable 1980s TV series The A-Team is getting a reboot nearly 30 years after the action-comedy went off the air at NBC.  The project, which offers a contemporary take on the show, is currently in the works at 20th Century Fox Television with Fast and Furious writer/producer Chris Morgan executive producing the series. Also serving as an executive producer is Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of the original program's creator, Stephen J. Cannell.

Writing the script is Albert Kim, best known for writing and executive producing TV's Sleepy Hollow.

The original series, which ran from 1983 to 1987, followed the adventures of a colorful and eclectic team of four ex-commandos turned mercenaries: John "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard), B.A. "Bad Attitude" Baracus (Mr. T), Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Dirk Benedict), and "Howling Mad" Murdock (Dwight Schultz).

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The memorable 1980s TV series The A-Team is getting a reboot nearly 30 years after the action-comedy went off the air at NBC.  The project, which offers a contemporary take on the show, is currently in the works at 20th Century Fox Television with Fast and Furious writer/producer Chris Morgan executive producing the series. Also serving as an executive producer is Tawnia McKiernan, daughter of the original program's creator, Stephen J. Cannell.

Writing the script is Albert Kim, best known for writing and executive producing TV's Sleepy Hollow.

The original series, which ran from 1983 to 1987, followed the adventures of a colorful and eclectic team of four ex-commandos turned mercenaries: John "Hannibal" Smith (George Peppard), B.A. "Bad Attitude" Baracus (Mr. T), Templeton "Faceman" Peck (Dirk Benedict), and "Howling Mad" Murdock (Dwight Schultz).

Few details about the new version of the show have been forthcoming, but, like its predecessor, it will center on a diverse group of American Special Forces operatives. One interesting twist is that the team will feature both male and female members.

A film adaptation of the show was released in 2010, starring Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper.

The A-Team reboot is not yet attached to a network.

 


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