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Deadline reports that a new A-Team series featuring male and female squad members is on the way from 20th Century Fox TV. Writer-producer Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious) and TV director Tawnia McKiernan (Criminal Minds) will be executive producing the adaptation, with Sleepy Hollow executive producer Albert Kim on scripting duties.
The premise of the new series is similar to that of the original NBC show (outlined in the above video): a skilled team of American Special Forces operatives is framed for a crime they didn’t commit and find people in need of their military expertise on their journey to clear their names. Deadline writes that “it’s described as a fun episodic mission-of-the-week show that mixes big action-adventure sequences with compelling characters, inventive cons and lots of humor.”
Created by Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo from a pitch by Brandon Tartikoff, the original A-Team series centered on soldiers of fortune 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). These characters also featured in the 2010 A-Team film (played by Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley, and Quinton Jackson, respectively), but it is unknown which of them will return or be adapted for the new project.
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