Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables to Become Event Series at Fox

The Expendables Fox

If there’s any space left for another action-packed, crime-fighting TV drama, Sylvester Stallone would like to fill it: Fox is developing the actor’s film franchise The Expendables for a small-screen event series.

The Expendables, whose third installment was released in 2014, follows a group of elite mercenaries — led by Stallone’s Barney Ross — who undertake different missions in order to get revenge on their enemies.

Per our sister site Deadline, the TV adaptation will be “a fun action drama that unites iconic TV stars as a new team of highly skilled heroes who are on a mission to stop a dangerous terrorist.”

Stallone, who also writes and directs the films, will executive-produce the event series alongside franchise vet Avi Lerner.

Though no one has been cast in the project yet, The Expendables‘ latest film included Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson and Antonio Banderas.

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25 Comments
  1. Zoe says:

    …Who was asking for an Expendables TV show? Especially after the 3rd movie bombed so terribly?

    • johnhelvete says:

      While I might agree with you that the idea of doing a TV series based on the movies is a bad idea, paying to see a film in the theater and watching something on TV are two entirely different things.

      • Lucifer says:

        Very true. Someone should tell that to Patricia Arquette who thinks because Medium was raking in big ratings, it would have been a box office hit.

    • Dys says:

      The fact that nobody asked for it, may end up being irrelevant to whether or not people end up enjoying it, especially because of the obvious difference that johnhelvete pointed out.

  2. dj says:

    What fun!!!!

  3. Luis says:

    Ted McGinley needed work

  4. Bring Macgyver back!!

  5. ian says:

    Tom Selleck needs to be at the head of this team

  6. auntiemm says:

    I’m all in for this one. The last one wasn’t the best but seeing these guys together a la ATeam sounds good. And more Chuck Norris please.

  7. HAP says:

    Stallone has gone so far on so little talent.

  8. Z pewnością należy wiedzieć, ze dobry biznes plan to faktycznie punkt wyjścia do przygotowywania zarysu własnej działalności gospodarczej.

  9. lechatnoir says:

    What happened to Expandabelles ?

  10. Scribe says:

    Michael Beihn please :)

  11. CBWBDK1 says:

    Chuck Norris should be the lead in this!

  12. Maybe get Michael Beihn, Michael Chiklis, MIchael Jai White, Will Yun Lee, Dolph Lundgren (you need at least one guy from the films), and lets say Michelle Rodriguez to form a six person team

  13. Jane says:

    Am I the only one really excited about this?? Granted, my enthusiasm comes from my want to be actually involved in this project, but I’m willing to give this a shot.

  14. topoopon says:

    Just bring back “24”.

  15. Lizo says:

    Ya, I’d watch it.

  16. Derek Johnson says:

    Kiefer Sutherland and Josh Holloway would be good in this series. I’m curious.

  17. Dr. M says:

    Will Manimal appear? The problem with this concept is a lot of the successful action TV stars crossed over to movies. Why would they do this version?