After a 2010 big screen adaptation starring Bradley Cooper and Liam Neeson, 20th Century Fox TV is developing a contemporary take on Stephen J. Cannell’s ’80s action series, our sister site Deadline reports.
No longer a boys’ club, the project — penned by Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) — will revolve around a diverse team of male and female American Special Forces operatives. Framed for a crime they didn’t commit, the group attempts to clear their names by uncovering the black-ops conspiracy that set them up. The mission-of-the-week format also finds the team using their singular military skills, high-tech expertise and conflicting individual approaches to help others in need.
Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) will serve as executive producer alongside Cannell’s daughter, TV director Tawnia McKiernan (Criminal Minds, Grimm).
The original A-Team aired on NBC from 1983 to 1987.