Get ready because a new ‘A-Team’ TV series is being developed by the producer of Fast & Furious.
According to Deadline, Fast & Furious veteran Chris Morgan is developing the new series with
Tawnia McKiernan, the daughter of original A-Team creator, Stephen J. Cannell.
Unlike the original all-male squad, the new team 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. 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 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.
The A-Team is an American action-adventure TV series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictitious former United States Army Special Forces unit who, after being court-martialed “for a crime they didn’t commit”, escape from military prison and, while still on the run, work as soldiers of fortune. The A-Team was created by writers and producers Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo at the behest of Brandon Tartikoff, NBC’s Entertainment president. Cannell was fired from ABC in the early 1980s, after failing to produce a hit show for the network, and was hired by NBC; his first project was The A-Team. Brandon Tartikoff pitched the series to Cannell as a combination of The Dirty Dozen, Mission Impossible, The Magnificent Seven, Mad Max and Hill Street Blues, with “Mr. T driving the car”.
The A-Team was not generally expected to become a hit, although Stephen J. Cannell has said that George Peppard suggested it would be a huge hit “before we ever turned on a camera”. The show became very popular; the first regular episode, which aired after Super Bowl XVII in the early 980s.