Many of the TV shows on air right now have links to movies, whether they’re remakes, prequels, or sequels. The recent premiere of Minority Report wasn’t a ratings hit, but that hasn’t stopped Fox forging ahead with a remake of The A-Team, the classic 1980s TV series they found very little success with when they brought it to the big screen back in 2010.
According to Deadline, Fast and Furious producer and writer Chris Morgan is executive producing this series alongside the daughter of the original show’s creator, Tawnia McKiernan. Sleepy Hollow executive producer Albert Kim is writing the adaptation.
It’s not clear at this point whether this new take on The A-Team will feature the same characters as the last version, but it’s a contemporary take on this beloved franchise, so there’s any number of directions it could go in. The official description offers some clues:
The 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 memebrs. 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.
The original A-Team ran for five seasons and has become a cult classic in the years which have followed. While a return to TV could work for the property, it’s obviously far too early to predict whether it’s going to actually be worth watching. The addition of some female team members is certainly interesting though, so it won’t hurt to remain open minded for now…