‘The A-Team’ is Getting a TV Remake
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“The A-Team” is being recruited back together. The classic 1980s TV show is going to get a contemporary treatment in its revival, according to Deadline.
The news outlet said that the planned remake will be written and produced by Chris Morgan of the “Fast & Furious” franchise. Stephen J. Cannell was behind the hit series in the 80s and his daugher Tawnia McKiernan, is also on board the revival as executive producer.
The reboot is intended to be a mission of the week offering, similar to the original version. Casting and network attachments have yet to be detailed.
The original series, which ran on NBC, is about a team of misfits from the American Special Forces. In the original version, the group is headed by John “Hannibal” Smith (George Peppard), Templeton “Faceman” Peck (Dirk Benedict), H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and B.A. (Bad Attitude) Baracus (Mr. T).
One of the changes in the new A-Team will involve including female members, Deadline said. In the original series, there were female allies to “The A-Team” but they only appeared as recurring characters.
In 2010, “The A-Team” was adapted into film and starred Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Jackson and Sharlto Copley as the four main characters.